MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 15, 2016) - Oceanic Iron Ore Corp ("Oceanic" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:FEO) is pleased to announce the resumption of critical path baseline studies (the "Studies") in respect of the Company's wholly owned Hopes Advance project (the "Project").
WSP has planned and is executing the next phase of baseline data collection focused on migratory bird surveys, marine mammals, fish studies, water quality, and mollusk habitat. Oceanic has authorized WSP to collect the required data to ensure the most expedient and thorough approach to completing the Project's Environmental Impact Statement in respect of permitting and crews have mobilized to site this week.
Currently, all of the terrestrial baseline work has been completed with the planned work focused on marine studies. With the insights obtained from baseline data collection and environmental studies the Company will engage in additional future dialogue with Inuit stakeholders in the region to optimize the Project's benefits and minimize the impacts associated with the Project's construction and subsequent operations.
Alan Gorman, President and CEO of Oceanic noted: "It is satisfying to now see the Project's environmental scientists again executing work on the Project's Environmental Impact Assessment. The Company's EPC Framework Agreement with Power China specifically acknowledges the socioeconomic sensitivities associated with the Project's development and both Oceanic and Power China have committed to the intention to work in harmony with the region's Inuit stakeholders and in harmony with the environment. We look forward to continued progress toward the Project's future construction."
OCEANIC IRON ORE CORP. (www.oceanicironore.com)
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Steven Dean, Executive Chairman
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Such factors include, among others, risks related to the ability of the Company to obtain necessary financing and adequate insurance; the economy generally; fluctuations in the currency markets; fluctuations in the spot and forward price of iron ore or certain other commodities (e.g., diesel fuel and electricity); changes in interest rates; disruption to the credit markets and delays in obtaining financing; the possibility of cost overruns or unanticipated expenses; employee relations. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on Forward-Looking Statements. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise Forward-Looking Statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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