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Sukunka Coal Mine Project

Glencore is proposing to construct and operate an open-pit metallurgical coal mine located approximately 55 kilometres south of Chetwynd and 40 kilometres west of Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia. As proposed, the Sukunka Coal Mine Project would produce 3 million tonnes of hard coking coal per year for export to overseas markets. The mine life of the project is expected to exceed 20 years.

Please note that the proponent was formerly known as Xstrata Coal Canada.

Latest update

August 5, 2014 - On April 15, 2013, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency commenced an environmental assessment and the Minister of the Environment approved the substitution of the federal environmental assessment process by that of the Government of British Columbia for this project. For further information about the environmental assessment, consult the Project Information Centre on the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office’s website.

Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
11 Substitution Decision - April 15, 2013
10 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - April 15, 2013
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - March 7, 2013
4 Summary of the Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (1.8 MB) January 21, 2013

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  • British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office
  • Victoria, BC
  • Telephone: 250-387-1417
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