Federal Funding Awarded to Participate in the Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Mount Milligan Gold-Copper Mine Project

    OTTAWA, May 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) has awarded a total of $50,000 to three applicants to
support their participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed
Mount Milligan Gold-Copper Mine Project located between Fort St. James and
Mackenzie, in north-central British Columbia.
    The funding recipients are the Métis Nation British Columbia, the
Nak'azdli Band and MiningWatch Canada.
    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, Fisheries and Oceans
Canada 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 in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at
www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca , under reference number 08-03-39778
    Terrane Metals Corporation proposes to develop a gold-copper mine at
Mount Milligan that will process 60,000 tonnes per day of ore. The mining
complex will consist of the mine pit, process plant, tailings impoundment area
and dams, water intake and diversion systems, on-site mine haul roads,
explosives factory and magazine facilities, and other associated mine
buildings and infrastructure. The proposed development includes a 92-km
transmission line and upgrade of the 29-km access road to the site.

    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: Lucille Jamault, Senior Communications Advisor,
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613) 957-0434

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