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Nunavut regulators set dates for repeat review of Back River gold mine – NunatsiaqOnline

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 2017307 Views

March 31, 2017

Hearing will take place in Cambridge Bay May 31 to June 3

The Nunavut Impact Review Board, federal and territorial agencies and Inuit organizations, along with Métis and Dene groups from the Northwest Territories will return to Cambridge Bay in late May for the regulator’s second public hearing on Sabina Gold and Silver Corp.’s Back River gold mine project.

The four days of technical hearings and community roundtables, scheduled for between May 21 and June 3—at the request of the federal government—are meant to undertake a more vigorous review of the proposed gold project.

Following a four-year environmental screening and assessment process that included hearings and a community roundtable last April in Cambridge Bay, the NIRB moved to reject the project proposal on the grounds that its environmental and social impacts were too great to be managed.

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