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Environmental Assessment

Project Highlights

Point Aconi Phase 3 Surface Coal Mine


On December 10, 2004, Thomas Brogan and Sons Construction Limited submitted an Environmental Assessment Registration Document for a proposed surface coal mine at Point Aconi.

The proponent is proposing to mine coal from the upper and lower Bonar coal seams at Point Aconi. The proposed mine will extract a 50,000 tonne block of coal from above the access slopes of the former Prince Mine. Coal extraction is expected to occur for a period of one full year followed by reclamation activities.

Minister's Decision

On January 4, 2005, the Minister of Environment and Labour released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:63k) on Thomas Brogan and Sons Construction Limited's Point Aconi Phase 3 Surface Coal Mine, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. The Minister has decided that more information is required in accordance with Section 13(1)a of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act.

Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments regarding this project were accepted from December 10, 2004 to January 4, 2005. Comments submitted on Registration Document are available at the Department of Environment and Climate Change Library.

Project Documents