New Gold begins their EA

An environmental assessment of the Blackwater Project is now underway following 15 months of aggressive exploratory drilling by New Gold.

An environmental assessment (EA) of the Blackwater Project is now underway following 15 months of aggressive exploratory drilling by New Gold.

The EA is required by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) before New Gold, the project’s owner, can begin developing the proposed gold and silver mine, which is expected to create hundreds of jobs and inject tens of millions of dollars into the local economy.

The EA process was triggered on Oct. 24, 2012, when New Gold filed a 145-page project description with the EAO.

As required by the province, the document analyzes potential adverse environmental, economic, social, heritage and health effects that may arise from mining operations, along with corresponding management strategies.

The potential adverse effects were determined by qualified professionals who carried out studies, field surveys and other research at the request of New Gold.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) is currently determining if a federal EA of the Blackwater Project is required.

In making a decision, the CEAA is seeking public comments about the project and the potential effects it may have on the environment, which can be submitted to the following address until Nov. 25.

Blackwater Gold Project

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

410 – 701 West Georgia Street

Vancouver BC V7Y 1C6

Fax: (604) 666-6990

Phone: (604) 666-2431

Email: Blackwater@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

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