Detour Lake Gold Mine Project - Availability of $50,000 to Participate in the
Environmental Assessment

OTTAWA, May 25 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is making available $50,000 under its Participant Funding Program to assist individuals and groups to participate in the environmental assessment of the Detour Lake Gold Mine Project in Northern Ontario.

To receive funding, successful applicants must participate in the environmental assessment of the project.

A funding review committee, independent of the environmental assessment process, will consider all applications and make recommendations on the allocation of funds. Applications received by the Agency by June 23, 2010 will be considered.

Information on the funding program is available at . Information on the project is also available on the Agency's Web site in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, under reference number 10-03-52262.

Detour Gold Corporation proposes to develop an open-pit gold mine on a previously mined site located approximately 185 km northeast of the Town of Cochrane, Ontario. The proposal includes an open-pit mine, ore processing plant, tailings and waste rock storage facilities, access roads, airstrip, power transmission lines, explosives factory and magazines, water management facilities, buildings, ancillary mine infrastructure, and associated activities. The proposed mine is based on a production capacity of approximately 55,000 tonnes per day with an anticipated mine life of approximately 12 to 15 years.

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.

SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

For further information: For further information: Media may contact: Maxine Léger-Haskell, Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Tel.: (613) 957-0406

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