Proposed Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine project additional information sessions

    OTTAWA, Sept. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The Secretariat for the federal Panel
reviewing the proposed Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine project will be holding
information sessions on the review process in communities in the project area
starting the week of September 21, 2009 as follows:

    Date            Location

    Monday,         Yunesit'in Community Youth Centre
    September 21,   Stone Reserve, BC
    2009            9:00 a.m.
    Monday,         Tl'etinqox-t'in Elders' Centre
    September 21,   Anaham Reserve
    2009            Alexis Creek, BC
                    1:00 p.m.
    Tuesday,        Xeni Gwet'in Community Band Hall
    September 22,   Nemiah Valley, BC
    2009            9:00 a.m.
    Tuesday,        Toosey Band Office
    September 22,   Toosey Reserve, BC
    2009            3:00 p.m.

    Additional sessions may be scheduled subject to confirmation with
Aboriginal groups.
    The information sessions will give Aboriginal groups and other
participants an opportunity to hear further about the federal review, the
Panel's role and mandate, and how interested parties can participate in the
federal process.
    The Secretariat for the Panel will be making presentations and will
answer questions relating to the federal review process. The Panel will not be
present at these sessions.
    Further information on the environmental review is available on the
Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at , under registry
number 09-05-44811.
    The proponent, Taseko Mines Limited is proposing to develop an open-pit
gold-copper mine located 125 km southwest of Williams Lake, B.C. The proposed
project also includes tailings and waste rock areas, an onsite mill, an
approximately 125 km long power transmission line corridor and an access road.
    The Panel is an independent body, appointed by the federal Minister of
the Environment to assess the environmental effects of the proposed project.

For further information:

For further information: Media may contact: Lucille Jamault, Manager,
Communications, Tel.: (613) 957-0434

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