NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Earlier this month, North American Tungsten of Vancouver was considering a suspension at the CanTung mine after heavy precipitation and rapid snow melt washed out the Nahanni Range Road. The route is the only ground transportation link to the mine 310 km northeast of Watson Lake, YT, just inside the Northwest Territories boundary.
On June 25, 2012, the company was able to resume shipments to customers, thanks to the efforts of the government and its contractor.
Chairman and CEO Stephen Leahy praised everyone involved in rebuilding the road. He said, “Having three bridges installed and functioning in just over a week’s time is an exceptional accomplishment. This was a team effort, led by the swift action taken by the Yukon territorial government, the efficient work and dedication of the contractor, KPI Northern Ltd. and, of course, our own personnel, whose vigilant efforts kept us prepped for restart, all the while dealing with significant logistical issues.”
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