Sustainable Development

The Whabouchi project mine site is located on Eeyou Istchee James Bay territory and has received all the required authorizations for its operation.

  • Authorization process under the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement (JBNQA) granted in September 2015.
  • Federal permitting granted in July 2015 in accordance with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (now the Impact Assessment Act).
  • Certificate of authorization by the provincial government granted in September 2015 in accordance with the Québec’s Environment Quality Act (EQA).

For the conversion plant to be located in Bécancour, a complete review of legal requirements has been completed. Nemaska Lithium will voluntarily produce a thorough environmental and social study of its project so that it fits harmoniously into its host environment.

A set of provincial and municipal authorizations and permits will be required to begin mine and plant construction, with applications being filed concurrently with the construction work.