Former Gunnar Mine Site Rehabilitation Project - Environmental Assessment to Continue as a Comprehensive Study



    OTTAWA, Feb. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's Environment Minister Jim Prentice
announced today that a comprehensive study is the most appropriate type of
environmental assessment for the Former Gunnar Mine Site Rehabilitation
Project in Northern Saskatchewan.
    The Minister based his decision on the report and recommendation
submitted by the responsible authorities, the Canadian Nuclear Safety
Commission and Natural Resources Canada. The report contains information on
the scope of the project, the factors to be considered in the environmental
assessment and the scope of those factors, public comments in relation to the
project, the potential of the project to cause adverse environmental effects
and the ability of the comprehensive study to address issues relating to the
project.

    A copy of the report can be obtained by contacting:

    Heather Nicholson
    Environmental Assessment Specialist
    Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
    Environmental Assessment Division
    280 Slater Street
    PO Box 1046, Station B
    Ottawa, ON K1P 5S9
    Tel.: 613-943-9920
    Fax: 613-995-5086
    Email: Heather.Nicholson@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca

    The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission will now continue the
comprehensive study and submit a comprehensive study report to the Minister of
the Environment. At that time the public will have an opportunity to comment
on the findings and recommendations of the report before the Minister renders
his final decision.
    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.
    Further information on this project is available in the Canadian
Environmental Assessment Registry at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca under reference
number 07-03-30100.

    The Canadian Environmental Assessment 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 contact: Gordon Harris, Senior
Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613)
948-2069


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