AREVA Responds to Information Requests for Kiggavik Project
February 01, 2013
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Feb. 1, 2013 – AREVA Resources Canada has submitted a package of responses to more than 400 information requests to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) in support of the Kiggavik Project’s draft environmental impact statement. The Kiggavik Project is a proposed uranium mining and milling operation that would be located about 80 km west of Baker Lake, Nunavut that would employ 400 - 600 employees during operation and up to 750 people during construction.
In this package, AREVA has provided responses to requests for information from Inuit organizations, federal and territorial government departments and several other organizations. AREVA is confident that the information submitted to NIRB today provides the detail required for the technical review of the proposed Kiggavik Project.
The Kiggavik Project environmental impact statement reflects more than five years of recent engineering, environmental and public engagement studies conducted by AREVA. Community engagement and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) have influenced the project design and the environmental assessment.
“AREVA has worked closely with Nunavummiut, regulators, governments, organizations and others to ensure the Kiggavik Project would be a well-run, sustainable operation with a small environmental footprint. We are pleased to deliver high-quality responses to questions about the Kiggavik Project from various individuals and organizations and remain committed to working closely with the community as we move forward with the next steps in the environmental review,” said Barry McCallum, Manager of Nunavut Affairs at AREVA.
AREVA draws on nearly 50 years of experience pursuing uranium mining activities in Canada while maintaining high standards for health, safety and environmental protection.
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