Canada Carbon Begins Re-Permitting Process for Asbury Graphite Mill

- March 3rd, 2015

Canada Carbon (TSXV:CCB) announced that is has commenced the re-permitting process for the graphite processing mill in the Asbury Project. The permit expired in 2000. Canada Carbon anticipates written approval from the Municipality of Notre-Dame-Du-Laus, shortly. The Company is also in talks with the Municipality of Notre-Dame-Du-Laus, the (region) MRC (Municipalités Régionales de Comté), and the Province of Québec’s MERN (Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources Naturelles) and MDDELC (Ministère du Développement Durable, Environnement et Lutte contre les Changements Climatiques), to determine the required permits and approvals which would be associated with re-commissioning the historic Asbury mill site.

Canada Carbon (TSXV:CCB) announced that is has commenced the re-permitting process for the graphite processing mill in the Asbury Project. The permit expired in 2000. Canada Carbon anticipates written approval from the Municipality of Notre-Dame-Du-Laus, shortly. The Company is also in talks with the Municipality of Notre-Dame-Du-Laus, the (region) MRC (Municipalités Régionales de Comté), and the Province of Québec’s MERN (Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources Naturelles) and MDDELC (Ministère du Développement Durable, Environnement et Lutte contre les Changements Climatiques), to determine the required permits and approvals which would be associated with re-commissioning the historic Asbury mill site.

As quoted in the press release:

the process of re-permitting the graphite processing mill on its wholly-owned Asbury Project. The permits under which the historic mining and milling were conducted on the Asbury Project expired in the year 2000. The Company anticipates receiving written approval shortly from the Municipality of Notre-Dame-Du-Laus, which is also the owner of the land upon which the mill and its associated tailings ponds are located, to proceed with its application to obtain a permit to operate a tailings storage facility (tailings pond). An existing graphite tailings pond on the property has significant remaining capacity.

The Company is currently in discussions with the Municipality of Notre-Dame-Du-Laus, the (region) MRC (Municipalités Régionales de Comté), and the Province of Québec’s MERN (Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources Naturelles) and MDDELC (Ministère du Développement Durable, Environnement et Lutte contre les Changements Climatiques) with the objective of determining the required permits and approvals which would be associated with re-commissioning the historic Asbury mill site.

The Company will only proceed with planning the re-commissioning of the Asbury mill facilities if it obtains the requisite permit to operate a tailings storage facility. As the property has been previously permitted for similar operations, there is a significant amount of evidence already in the government’s files, which is expected to simplify the tailings storage facility application process.

Canada Carbon CEO, Bruce Duncan, said:

The potential use of the 100%-owned Asbury Project mill site is a logical option for Canada Carbon to consider, due to the existing infrastructure, and the proximity to our projects. The historical use of the property for the processing of graphite has provided us with substantial information with respect to e.g. environmental and social impacts, which should make the task of obtaining permits easier for us. The proactive and supportive attitude of the Municipality of Notre-Dame-Du-Laus will also help in moving forward with this project.

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