Another Hurdle For Midwest Uranium Project

Friday, June 22, 2007 at 15:23



The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has announced it wants more environmental studies to be done on a proposed uranium project in northern Saskatchewan before it gives it the green light.


The Midwest Project is owned by AREVA and located 16 kilometres west of the McClean Lake mine.


Company spokesman Alun Richards says his firm hopes to open the mine in 2009.


Richards adds company officials don’t see the commission’s decision as a setback, but as part of the process.


Assuming the project is eventually approved, he says one of the first orders of business will be to build a road between the Midwest and McClean Lake mine sites.