Nunatsiaq News: QIA wants more clear talk at Baffinland technical meeting
The Qikiqtani Inuit Association wants the Nunavut Impact Review Board to tweak its agenda for next month’s second technical meeting on Mary River iron mine expansion and, at the same time, ensure they get clearer answers from Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.
During the NIRB’s last technical hearing, the QIA said it asked for more culturally related information about water bodies in the mine zone and was referred to the project’s final environmental impact assessment—only to find out that the information wasn’t there.
“A response to a question in a technical meeting should be fulsome in the interest of constructively advancing the review without obfuscation,” the QIA said—obfuscation meaning the message may be difficult to understand, due to confusing and ambiguous language.
The QIA also told the NIRB this week that it still has a number of outstanding concerns about the company’s proposed phase two expansion of the iron mine.
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