Nunavut board vetoes Agnico Eagle’s pitch to test hovercrafts on the tundra – CBC
Agnico Eagle had proposed to use 2 hovercrafts at its mine sites northwest of Baker Lake
Apr 20, 2017
The Nunavut Impact Review Board recommended that Agnico Eagle’s plans to pilot hovercrafts at its mine sites be “modified or abandoned” in a decision published April 18.
The gold mining company applied to run a year-long test with two hovercrafts at its Meadowbank site northwest of Baker Lake and the nearby Amaruq extension.
One hovercraft would have been used to transport up to 22 people. The other one would have moved equipment from the Amaruq property to drill sites on the tundra.
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