NUNAVUT – MIRAMAR MINING is compiling supplemental data required to support the submission of a new application to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) for the development of a gold mine at Doris North, on the Hope Bay project. The new application is required as a result of NIRB’s decision that not enough information was provided in certain sections of Miramar’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for approval.
"We are disappointed that we were unable to obtain NIRB’s support for advancing the Doris North project to the regulatory phase on the first attempt," said Tony Walsh, Miramar’s president and CEO.
"We see NIRB’s decision as an amber light for the project. We believe that Doris North will be permitted," he said.
Miramar was unable to determine the impact of this decision on the ultimate start date of the Doris North project, except to say that it will be delayed from the previously forecast start date of early 2006.
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