EPA backs FMG’s Eliwana Project in Pilbara

Fortescue Metals Group has received a positive recommendation from the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for the approval of its Eliwana iron ore project in the Pilbara.

Australian Mining is reporting the EPA examined the $US1.3 billion ($1.8 billion) project’s proposed infrastructure, including processing and water management facilities, temporary and permanent waste landforms, and tailings storage facilities.

It also conducted an environmental impact assessment (EIA) on the proposal, which included a four-week public review with additional time for key stakeholders following a request by Native Title holders.

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