Open pit mine project receives green light

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The Iron Ore Co. of Canada’s (IOC) Wabush 3 Open Pit Mine Project in Labrador has cleared the province’s environmental assessment process and been given a green light for development.

The project is estimated to generate over 2,400 person months of employment during the construction phase and will involve a variety of jobs of different durations, made up of a mix of contractors, sub-contractors and existing IOC personnel. It will contain 744 million tonnes of iron ore, an overburden storage area, a waste rock disposal pile, haulage roads, a pole line, a groundwater extraction system and a mine water collection, treatment and disposal system.

The project is expected to help provide security, sustainability and job opportunities for the residents of Labrador West.