Baffinland Launches Dust Audit in North Baffin Island

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IQALUIT, NU, October 19, 2021 – Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation (“Baffinland” or the “Company”) today announced it has launched a dust audit to assess dust spread from the Mary River Project’s development area on North Baffin Island, Nunavut.

The assessment will be conducted by Nunami Stantec Ltd., with technical input from CWA Engineers Inc., and a committee of nominated participants from each of the five North Baffin communities of Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Igloolik, Sanirajak, and Pond Inlet. The community committee provides guidance on the methodology of the project, interpretation of the results, and input into the recommendations to the Company on actions.   

This project is focused on identifying dust sources around the Project area and developing recommendations which could limit dust production and spread. Upon completion of the assessment, a set of recommendations will be provided to Baffinland, which the Company commits to implementing.

The work now underway presents another opportunity for collaboration between Inuit knowledge holders, community members, and subject technical scientists to explore mutually beneficial improvements to the Mary River project,” said Brian Penney, CEO. “I would like to thank all those who are participating now, and who will participate in the coming months, for sharing their knowledge during this process. We look forward to publishing the results and recommendations when they are complete and remain committed to implementing the recommendations from the report.”

Field work relating to the assessment began earlier this year and is expected to run into 2022. Results from the project will be shared in a draft interim report to the Qikiqtani Inuit Association and community representatives during a half day, virtual workshop. The final report will be available to the public following the completion of the assessment.

For more information:
Heather Smiles
Manager, Stakeholder Relations
Baffinland Iron Mines
T: +1 416 702 5553
media@baffinland.com

About Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation
Jointly owned by The Energy and Minerals Group and ArcelorMittal, Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation operates a high-grade iron ore mine located on Baffin Island, Nunavut. The Mary River Mine produces the highest grade of direct shipping iron ore in the world. Baffinland is committed to operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner that benefits all stakeholders. Learn more at baffinland.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About Nunami Stantec

Nunami Stantec is a partnership between Kitikmeot Corporation, Sakku Investments Corporation, and Stantec Consulting Ltd.. to provide environmental science and engineering consulting services to organizations throughout the three regions of Nunavut. Learn more at https://www.kitikmeotcorp.ca/joint_nunami-stantec/

CWA Engineers Inc. is a multidisciplinary engineering and project management firm that provides professional services in a wide range of industries including ports and terminals and mining and minerals. They have specific experience and expertise in dust management.

 

ᐹᕙᓐᓚᓐᑯᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔾᔭᐃᕗᑦ ᐳᔪᕐᓂᒃ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᓂᕐᓂᒃ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓘᑉ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓂ 

ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ, ᐅᑐᐱᕆ 19, 2021 – ᐹᕙᓐᓚᓐ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖏᑕ ᑯᐊᐳᕇᓴᖓᑦ (“ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ” “ᑲᒻᑉᓂ”ᓘᓐᓃᑦ) ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑦᑎᕗᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔾᔭᐃᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᐳᔪᕐᓂᒃ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᓂᕐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓇᓱᒃᖢᑎᒃ  ᓇᒧᑎᒌᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᖔᑕ ᐳᔪᑦ ᓄᓘᔮᖕᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᓂᑦ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓘᑉ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓂ, ᓄᓇᕘᒥ.   

ᕿᒥᕐᕈᓂᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᒥ ᔅᑖᓐᑎᐊᒃ ᓕᒥᑎᑦᑯᓐᓂᑦ, ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᖃᕐᓗᑎᒃ CWA ᐃᐊᓐᔨᓂᐅᔅ ᐃᓐᑯᐊᐳᕇᑕᑦᑯᓐᓂᒃ, ᑲᑎᒪᔨᓂᓪᓗ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᐅᔪᖃᕐᓗᓂ ᐊᑐᓂ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓂᑦ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓘᑉ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓂᕐᒥᐅᓂᑦ ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᖕᒥᑦ, ᑲᖏᖅᑐᒑᐱᖕᒥᑦ, ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥᑦ, ᓴᓂᕋᔭᖕᒥᑦ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥᓪᓗ. ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔩᑦ ᑐᕌᖅᑎᑦᑎᕗᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᕐᓄᑦ, ᑐᑭᓯᔭᐅᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᔭᐅᔪᓂᑦ, ᑎᓕᐅᕆᕙᒃᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᑎᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑕᕆᐊᓕᖕᓄᑦ. 

ᑖᓐᓇ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖅ ᑐᕌᖅᑐᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐳᔫᕐᕕᖕᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᑎᓕᐅᕈᑎᓕᐅᕐᓗᑎᒡᓗ ᐳᔪᓕᐅᖏᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐳᔪᕐᓄᓪᓗ ᓇᒧᙵᖏᔾᔪᑎᒃᓴᓂᒡᓗ. ᕿᒥᕐᕈᔭᕇᕈᑎᒃ, ᑎᓕᐅᕈᑎᓕᐅᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐹᕙᓐᓚᓐᑯᓐᓄᑦ, ᑲᒻᐸᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑎᑦᑐᒪᓪᓗᒋᑦ.

ᐱᓕᕆᔭᐅᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᕕᒃᑲᓐᓂᐅᕗᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔨᑕᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᓄᑦ, ᑭᒡᓕᓯᓂᐊᖅᑎᓂᒡᓗ ᕿᓂᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᒪᒃᑮᓄᑦ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᓄᓘᔮᖕᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᓄᑦ,” ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐳᕋᐃᐊᓐ ᐱᐊᓂ, ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᐊᑕᖅ. “ᖁᔭᒋᔪᒪᕙᒃᑲ ᐃᓚᐅᔪᓕᒫᑦ ᒫᓐᓇ, ᐃᓚᐅᓛᖅᑐᓪᓗ ᑕᖅᑭᓂ ᐊᒡᒋᖅᑐᓂ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᖕᒪᒋᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᓂ ᑕᒫᓂ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᓂᕐᒥ. ᓂᕆᐅᒃᑐᒍᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᑎᒍᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑐᒪᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᑎᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓪᓗ ᐱᔭᕇᕈᑎᒃ ᐊᖏᖅᓯᒪᐃᓐᓇᖅᖢᑕᓗ ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑎᑦᑐᒪᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑎᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᒥ.” 

ᓄᓇᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᔪᑦ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᒫᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᓂᐊᕋᓱᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒡᓗ 2022−ᒧᑦ. ᖃᐅᔨᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᓂᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᔭᐅᓛᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᒧᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᒥ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᔨᓄᓪᓗ ᐅᓪᓘᑉ ᐃᓚᖓᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔪᓂ. ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᒧᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᓛᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐱᔭᕇᖅᑕᐅᒍᑎᒃ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᓃᑦ.   

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ᑲᑐᔾᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᕘᒥ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐊᓱᓗᒥᑖᓪᑯᓐᓂᑦ, ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖏᑕ ᑯᐊᐳᕇᓴᖓᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᕗᑦ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᑦᑎᐊᕚᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥᒃ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᒃ, ᓄᓇᕘᒥ. ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᕗᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᐅᓛᒥᒃ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᐅᔾᔭᐅᑲᐅᑎᒋᔪᒥᒃ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥ. ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᒃᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᐅᓄᖅᓯᒋᐊᕈᒪᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᐅᔾᔨᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ. ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑐᒪᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᓘᔮᖕᓂ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᐊᕙᑎᑎᒍᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᑎᒍᓪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᕆᐊᒃᓴᕆᔭᒥᑎᑐᑦ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑕᐅᓗᓂ ᑎᒍᒥᐊᖃᑕᐅᔪᓕᒫᑦ. ᐃᓕᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᑦ ᐅᕙᓂ baffinland.com ᒪᓕᒃᑎᒍᑦ Twitter−ᑯᑦ, Facebook−ᑯᑦ LinkedIn−ᑯᓪᓗ.

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CWA ᐃᓐᔨᓂᐅᔅ ᐃᓐᑯᐊᐳᕇᑕᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖏᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᑭᓱᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᓄᓪᓗ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᐅᕗᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᖅᐸᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᕈᓘᔭᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᓂ ᐱᖃᓯᐅᖦᖢᒋᑦ ᑐᓚᒃᑕᕐᕖᑦ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᕖᓪᓗ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᓃᑦ ᓄᓇᒥᙶᖅᑐᓕᕆᓃᓪᓗ. ᑐᕌᖓᓪᓗᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᑦᑎᐊᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᐳᔪᕐᓂᒃ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᕐᓂᒃ.