CNSC: Seeking Comments on New Uranium Mining/Mill !!!!!!

CNSC: Seeking Comments on New Uranium Mining/Mill !!!!!!

Postby Oscar » Sat May 04, 2019 9:15 am

CNSC: Comments invited on NexGen Energy Ltd. Project Description

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Subject: CNSC: Comments invited on NexGen Energy Ltd. Project Description
Date: Fri, 3 May 2019 16:31:58 -0400
From: Jamie Kneen <jamie@miningwatch.ca>

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project description for the proposed Rook l Project ( https://www.ceaa.gc.ca/050/documents/p80171/129514E.pdf ).

The project involves the construction of a new uranium mining and milling operation located on the Patterson Lake peninsula in the southwestern Athabasca Basin in northern Saskatchewan, approximately 155 km north of the town of La Loche, Saskatchewan.

The CNSC reviewed the project description and determined that it was written in accordance with the Prescribed Information for the Description of a Designated Project Regulations. (These regulations are made under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012). Detailed information about the project will be available in the environmental impact statement, which NexGen Energy Ltd., the proponent, will submit at a later stage of the environmental assessment (EA) process.

Comments on the project description should be based on local, regional or traditional knowledge of the site or surrounding environment, or provide any other relevant information that may help with the conduct of the EA. All comments received will be considered public.

Written comments must be submitted by June 1, 2019, to:


Nicole Frigault, Environmental Assessment Specialist
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
P.O. Box 1046 Station B, 280 Slater Street
Ottawa ON K1P 5S9
Telephone: 613-995-7948 or 1-800-668-5284
Fax: 613-995-5086
Email: cnsc.ea-ee.ccsn@canada.ca

Following receipt of comments on the project description, CNSC staff will consider all submissions received and make recommendations to inform the Commission's decision on the scope of the factors to be considered in the EA. In addition, CNSC staff will respond to all comments received from members of the public and Indigenous groups. The comments and responses will be placed in a table and publicly posted to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry. Effort will be made to group common issues together.

Following the Commission's decision on the EA scope, NexGen Energy Ltd. will then be required to provide to the CNSC an environmental impact statement (EIS) for review. An EIS is a report that a proponent writes to present the technical studies and findings of an EA. The CNSC's Generic Guidelines for the Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (http://www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/pdfs ... es-eng.pdf) provide general instructions on preparing the EIS and information that must be included in it in order to comply with CEAA 2012 requirements.

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