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Canada’s Environment Minister Announces Decision on the Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Mining and Milling the Midwest Project

OTTAWA– August 15, 2012 – Canada’s Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, announced today that the proposed Mining and Milling the Midwest Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects with the implementation of the mitigation measures and follow-up programs described in the comprehensive study report. The Minister has referred the project back to the responsible authorities, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Natural Resources Canada and Transport Canada, for appropriate action.

In reaching his decision, the Minister considered the Comprehensive Study Report and the comments received from the public on that report.

A copy of the Minister’s environmental assessment decision statement is available in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, reference number 17519.

AREVA Resources Canada Inc. is proposing the mining and milling of ore from a uranium deposit located 700 kilometres north of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, near the eastern margin of the Athabasca Basin.

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.


Media may contact:

Maxine Leger-Haskell
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Tel.: 613-957-0406

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