Cameco, Areva and First Nations ink new collaboration accord

Cameco, Areva and First Nations ink new collaboration accord

Postby Oscar » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:12 am

Cameco, Areva and First Nations ink new collaboration accord

[ http://www.miningweekly.com/article/cam ... 2016-06-22 ]

22ND JUNE 2016 BY: HENRY LAZENBY CREAMER MEDIA DEPUTY EDITOR: NORTH AMERICA

TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – Canada's largest uranium operators Cameco, Areva Resources Canada and local communities traditionally associated with the Cigar Lake, McClean Lake and Rabbit Lake uranium mining operations have inked a new collaboration agreement that built on the existing impact management accord signed in 1999.

Called the Ya'Thi Néné (“Lands of the North” in Dene), the collaboration agreement was signed on Canada's National Aboriginal Day, confirming the continued support of the communities historically and traditionally associated with the uranium mining operations.

The three First Nation communities of Black Lake, Fond du Lac and Hatchet Lake, and the four communities of Stony Rapids, Wollaston Lake, Uranium City and Camsell Portage would benefit from the new five-pillared agreement focusing on workforce development, business development, community engagement, environmental stewardship, and community investment.

“By working with industry, people living in the north have found ways to enhance the capacity and vitality of their communities, while protecting their traditional values and lands. This agreement assures that strong partnership will continue,” Cameco president and CEO Tim Gitzel stated.

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The agreement would be binding until the existing Athabasca Basin operations of Cameco and Areva had been decommissioned.
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