Ferrochrome: Mining and Processing
and Environment North Annual General Meeting
A chromite mine (in the Ring of Fire) and a smelting facility are being proposed for northern Ontario.
Environment North will be giving a public presentation on the potential environmental and health impacts on April 24, 2018 at the Waverley Library Audotorium. The guest speaker is Ugo Lapointe, Canada program coordinator with MiningWatch Canada.
Click here to view the presentation by Fort William First Nation Economic Development and the Thunder Bay Economic Development Commission.
Click here to listen to Ugo Lapointe's CBC radio interview with Jason Turnbull on Up North, February 19, 2018.
Click on the following links for more information on environmental impacts:
MiningWatch Canada (May 2012): Potential Toxic Effects of Chromium, Chromite Mining and Ferrochrome Production: A Literature Review (update Cliff Resources is no longer the proponent )
Public Health Ontario (April 2015) Case Study: Chromite mining and processing
Journal of Cleaner Production (July 2017): Chromite mining and smelting industry - Relevance to development of the Ring of Fire
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (April 2005): Heavy metals (Cr, Zn, Ni, V, Pb, Cd) in lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.) and assessment of human exposure in two industrial areas in the Kemi-Tornio region, Northern Finland.