VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2012) - True North Gems Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TGX) is pleased to announce that the final draft of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report has been completed and formal translation into both Greenlandic and Danish is underway.
"This is a major milestone for the Aappaluttoq Ruby Project," stated Nicholas Houghton, President and CEO. "As an integral component of the permitting process, the EIA Report is one of the foundation points as the company works to complete the final steps leading to production. The translation into both languages will allow all attendees to the forthcoming Public Meetings the opportunity to understand with full transparency the steps that have been taken by True North Gems to minimize any impact on the landscape."
The EIA report has been completed in conjunction with Ramboll Group A/S of Denmark Engineering and Environmental division, following three years of study regarding all environmental factors involved with the mining operation at the Aappaluttoq site and any facility associated with production and processing. Once the translation has been completed the document will be made public with sufficient time for people to assess its contents prior to initiation of formal public discussion hearings.
The Company expects both the EIA and SIA (Social Impact Assessment) reports to be the focus of discussion at the community, stakeholder and general public meetings. The schedule for these meetings is under discussion with the BMP and will be released once confirmed.
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