Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX:FT) announced the closing of the public registry for the Environmental Assessment of the Company’s NICO project. The registry was closed by the Mackenzie Valley Review Board on October 22, 2012.

As quoted in the press release:

Fortune is also advancing towards the completion of the EA process in Saskatchewan to permit its planned hydrometallurgical refinery, the Saskatchewan Metals Processing Plant (“SMPP”), where Fortune will process NICO concentrates to high value metal products. On September 20, 2012, Fortune submitted its addendum to the Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) to the Saskatchewan Environmental Assessment Branch (“SEAB”). After review, SEAB will post the EIS, technical review comments and addendum for public comment, followed by SEAB’s recommendation to the Saskatchewan Minister of Environment.

Fortune, Procurement and Logistics Manager, Bill Shepard, stated:

I take great pride from being part of an organization that considers positive and progressive aboriginal relations key to its success. Our Company is very appreciative of the acknowledgement it received from the CCAB through the PAR program.

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