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ENVIRONMENTAL: Federal government says okay to Midwest uranium mine

SASKATCHEWAN – The Canadian government has announced that in its opinion the proposed Midwest uranium mine is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects with the implementation of the mitigation measures and follow-up...


SASKATCHEWAN – The Canadian government has announced that in its opinion the proposed Midwest uranium mine is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects with the implementation of the mitigation measures and follow-up programs proposed.

The Midwest project is owned by Areva Resources Canada (69%), Denison Mines (25%) and OURD (Canada) Co. (6%). It is located in the Wollaston Lake area of the Athabasca Basin. The development proposal calls for an open pit mine with the ore being treated at the nearby McClean Lake mill. However, due to low uranium prices and rising development costs, the partners have postponed the project. It remains ready to move forward as economic conditions improve.

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