Amur Minerals Corporation told investors that it has now completed the baseline environmental assessment (BLEA) for the Kun Manie nickel-copper project.
The document has now been filed and approved by the necessary Russian Federation agencies, it added.
It is one part of the company’s ‘Permanent Conditions TEO’ – Russia’s equivalent to a feasibility study – for the project and it defines the baseline preproduction environmental setting and conditions. The documentation will be incorporated into the project’s environmental quality management processes.
“[The BLEA] confirms mining of our large scale Kun-Manie nickel-copper sulphide deposit will not require any extraordinary programmes or procedures beyond those already planned by the company to undertake the implementation of our operation,” said Robin Young, Amur’s chief executive.
“Typical monitoring and mitigation procedures can be implemented to ensure the protection of the environment during construction and operations,” he added.