Nickel mine could expand

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Glencore, the corporation that operates the Raglan nickel mine in Nunavik, is preparing an environmental and social impact assessment to the Kativik Environmental Quality commission for viable nickel deposits on the eastern half of the Raglan property.

Glencore hopes to dig four new underground mines, which could extend the mine’s life until 2039 and result in total annual production of 1.32 million metric tonnes.

The new development would require an expansion of the existing tailings site, construction of new access roads, and an electric supply connected to the new sites.