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The Vancouver Sun reported that according to an environmental assessment commissioned by Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD), a proposed coal terminal at FSD is unlikely to “cause significant adverse effects to the environment or human health.” However, many believe that the study, which was conducted by SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC), “falls short of even a basic health assessment.”

The Vancouver Sun reported that according to an environmental assessment commissioned by Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD), a proposed coal terminal at FSD is unlikely to “cause significant adverse effects to the environment or human health.” However, many believe that the study, which was conducted by SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC), “falls short of even a basic health assessment.”

As quoted in the market news:

The study, conducted by SNC Lavalin and released Monday, suggests coal dust would be minimized as a result of mitigation measures that include using two topper coatings on all coal shipped on railcars; unloading the coal via trap doors in the bottom of each rail car to enclosed, shallow receiving pits in a building equipped with full water misting; and not running barges in winds over 40 km/h.

Fraser Surrey Docks also no longer plans to stockpile coal at the proposed $15-million facility.

‘With the application of these mitigation measures, particulate matter emissions from fugitive dust sources are localized around the facility and predicted air quality impacts are low,’ the report said.

Click here to read the full report from The Vancouver Sun.

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