News Release
Federal Funding Awarded to Participate in the Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Former Gunnar Mine Site Rehabilitation Project

OTTAWA, February 5, 2009 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has awarded a total of $20,000 to four applicants to support their participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Former Gunnar Mine Site Rehabilitation Project in northern Saskatchewan.

The funding recipients are Mr. Brian R. Clavier, the Inter-Church Uranium Committee Educational Co-operative, Mr. Dennis W. Lawson, and the Prince Albert Grand Council.

This funding is being provided to assist the recipients to participate in the comprehensive study process and in the review of the comprehensive study report to be submitted by the responsible authorities, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and Natural Resources Canada.

A Funding Review Committee (FRC), independent of the environmental assessment process, was established to examine all funding applications received for this project. All of the FRC's recommendations are unanimous and are contained in its report. The report, along with further information on the project, is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry (the Registry) under reference number 07-03-30100. The Registry can be accessed on the Agency’s Web site.

The Saskatchewan Research Council, on behalf of the governments of Canada and of Saskatchewan, is proposing to clean-up and rehabilitate the former Gunnar mine site located on the north shore of Lake Athabasca in northern Saskatchewan.

The Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.


For more information, media may call:

Gordon Harris
Senior Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Tel.: 613-948-2069

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