September 19, 2005

EIS guidelines issued for Romaine project

OTTAWA, ONT-Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) guidelines have been issued to Hydro-Quebec for its Romaine project, a proposed 150-megawatt complex on the Romaine River, north of the municipality of Havre-Saint-Pierre. The guidelines were subject to a 30-day public consultation period that ended on May 30, 2005 and were finalized following consideration of the public comments received. They outline issues to be considered by Hydro-Quebec during the preparation of its EIS. The Romaine project entails the construction of four generating stations and the creation of reservoirs covering a total area of approximately 275 square kilometres. The project would also include the construction of an access road about 160 km long to link Highway 138 to the complex.

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