July 4, 2005

New Brunswick renews air quality approval for Noranda's Belledune smelter

FREDERICTON, NB-The New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government has renewed the air quality operating approval for Noranda's Belledune smelter for a five-year period, effective July 1, 2005. The renewal was granted following a 120-day public consultation between December 2004 and May 2005. As a result of issues raised during this period, Environment and Local Government Minister Brenda Fowlie said the new approval includes additional requirements, notably an increase in testing and monitoring for environmental effects.

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