Federal Funding Awarded to Participate in the Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Former Gunnar Mine Site Rehabilitation Project



    OTTAWA, Feb. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) has awarded a total of $20,000 to four applicants to
support their participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed
Former Gunnar Mine Site Rehabilitation Project in northern Saskatchewan.
    The funding recipients are Mr. Brian R. Clavier, the Inter-Church Uranium
Committee Educational Co-operative, Mr. Dennis W. Lawson, and the Prince
Albert Grand Council.
    This funding is being provided to assist the recipients to participate in
the comprehensive study process and in the review of the comprehensive study
report to be submitted by the responsible authorities, the Canadian Nuclear
Safety Commission and Natural Resources Canada.
    A Funding Review Committee (FRC), independent of the environmental
assessment process, was established to examine all funding applications
received for this project. All of the FRC's recommendations are unanimous and
are contained in its report. The report, along with further information on the
project, is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry (the
Registry) under reference number 07-03-30100
(http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/details-eng.cfm?CEAR_ID=30100). The Registry
can be accessed on the Agency's Web site at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca.
    The Saskatchewan Research Council, on behalf of the governments of Canada
and of Saskatchewan, is proposing to clean-up and rehabilitate the former
Gunnar mine site located on the north shore of Lake Athabasca in northern
Saskatchewan.

    The Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process,
which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures
to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.




For further information:

For further information: media may call: Gordon Harris, Senior
Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613)
948-2069


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