Baffinland’s expansion plans scrutinized at technical meeting

The Nunavut Impact Review Board is holding a technical meeting in Iqaluit from Monday to Wednesday on Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s planned expansion of its Mary River mine in North Baffin. Daniel Quassa from the Mittimatalik Hunters and Trappers Organization, second from right, said on Monday he worries about the larger project’s impact on the marine food chain. Consultants working for Baffinland said the mine conducts extensive monitoring for invasive species and contaminants. After the meeting wraps up, Baffinland will have a chance to respond to a long list of concerns before the NIRB’s final public hearing on the project takes place this September. From left: Merlyn Recinos of Igloolik, Enookie Enuarak of Pond Inlet, Quassa and Frank Tester for the Hamlet of Pond Inlet. (Photo by Jane George)

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