Consultants selected for road connecting to Ring of Fire
Mining News Pro - Consultants SNC Lavalin and Dillon Consulting have been selected to conduct the environmental assessment (EA) for the northern road link project – a proposed all-season road that will link remote First Nations and connect to emerging mining sites in the Ring of Fire.

Marten Falls First Nation and Webequie First Nation last week announced the contract for the environmental assessment, following a competitive request for proposal process.

The EA studies would take at least three years to complete, the First Nations said in a statement, noting that the proposed northern road link was a highly sensitive project that required “most rigorous” studies relating to its environmental, water and climate change effects.

In March last year, the Ontario government and First Nations signed an agreement to proceed with the planning and development of the road.

The area known as the Ring of Fire, about 500 km northeast of Thunder Bay, suggest multi-generational potential for chromite production, as well as production of nickel, copper and platinum.

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