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Canadian panel awards funds for CN intermodal hub's environmental review


A Canadian environmental agency has allocated funds to four applicants that want to be involved in an environmental assessment of CN's proposed intermodal and logistics hub in Milton, Ontario.

The Canadian agency allocated a total $203,122.90 (in Canadian dollars) to the following applicants: Halton Region Conservation Authority ($21,800); Milton Says No ($7,200); Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation ($95,600); and Nation Huronne-Wendat ($78,522.90), according to a press release from the agency.

The funds will be used to assist recipients to review and comment on review panel terms of reference and on the environmental impact statement, as well as to prepare for and participate in the public hearing for the project.

In March, CN unveiled its plan to build the $250 million (in Canadian dollars) intermodal and logistics hub next to its mainline in Milton, which is about 30 miles from Toronto. The hub would include a rail yard and about 12.4 miles of track.

In July, Canada's minister of the environment referred the environmental assessment of the project to an independent review panel.

Information on the proposed project and environmental assessment process is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, reference No. 80100.

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