Plans for a deep-water port
A consortium of seven mining companies are sponsoring envirnonmental impact studies to construct a deep-water port in Bathurst Inlet. Their plans include building a 211 kilometer road connecting the port to their mines. The port would serve vessels of up to 25,000 tonnes.
A plan referred to the Nunavut Impact Review Board in May 2004 projected a capacity to moore vessels of up to 50,000 tonnes. In this earlier plan the Bathurst Inlet Road would be an ice road, like that from Yellowknife, not an all-weather road as in post-2005 proposals, following the failure of the ice road to freeze early enough to allow transport of a whole year's worth of supplies.
|Sabina Silver Corporation||Hackett River||Silver and Zinc|
|Zinifex Limited||Izok Lake||Copper and Zinc|
|Rio Tinto Incorporated||Diavik Diamond Mine||Diamonds|
|Dundee Precious Metals|
- Bob Weber. Arctic port plan gathers steam, Toronto Star, July 4, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-7-11.
- Jonathan Ratner. New Arctic port plan for Northern miners, National Post, July 5, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-7-11.
- Case Study: Bathurst Inlet Port and Road Project, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, 2005 May 8. Retrieved on 2008-02-01.
- Bathurst Inlet Port & Road, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, 2008 January 2. Retrieved on 2008-02-01. “Federal Responsible Authority(ies): Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.”
- Briefing Note: Bathurst Inlet Port and Road Project (BIPAR) and impacts on species in the Slave Geological Province (SGP) (NWT and Nunavut), Canadian Arctic Resources Committee. Retrieved on 2008-02-01.
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