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Graymont Applies for Environmental Assessment of Proposed Lime Quarry Project

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 @ 3:55 AM

Prince George, B.C.- Graymont  has taken another step forward  toward the development of a  lime plant and quarry operation near Giscome, about 27 kms east of Prince George.

The company has filed a BC Environmental Assessment application for the project which would, if approved,  produce about 533,000 thousand tonnes of lime  with one kiln during the first year  of operations, ramping up to  three kilns producing 1.4 million tonnes  per year by  year  20.

It was just  a little over a year ago that Graymont  announced it had reached an agreement with the Lheidli T’enneh on the project. ( see previous story)

In a statement  issued late yesterday, Graymont President and Chief Executive Officer Stephane Godin says the scope and design of the project have been  changed as a result of input  received during consultations with the Lheidli T’eneh  and key stakeholders “We intend to continue these consultations throughout the application review and approval process,”

It is estimated the project could  create 40 to 60 jobs during construction, and 20 permanent jobs once the  project is up and running.  The project is expected to have a 40 year life span.

If   approved, Graymont  expects to start  construction  next  year with  lime production starting in 2018.

An open house on the project is slated for December 10th at the Ramada Inn in downtown Prince George  from 4-8 p.m.  The BC  Environmental Assessment Office will accept comments on the project  from December 1st to January 15th.

Copies of the  application  will be available for viewing at the following  locations as of December 1st:

  • Regional District of Fraser-Fort George (155 George St.), Prince George, BC 
  • Prince George Public Library (888 Canada Games Way), Prince George, BC 
  • Willow River General Store – (488 Railway), Willow River, BC

EAO accepts public comments through the following means:

  • By online form: http://www.eao.gov.bc.ca 
  • By mail: Gerry Hamblin Project Assessment Manager Environmental Assessment Office PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Gov Victoria, B.C. V8W 9V1 
  • By fax: 250-387-2208




I fully support this project and think it would be great for the region. Some of the best lime deposits in North America out in the Willow River area.

One should probably be aware of the environmental damage to Eaglet Lake, and the surrounding farm area, and school from limestone dust, etc, before they fully support this endeavor.

Limestone is used as a water purifier. Not sure how limestone dust could cause environmental damage.

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