Midwest Uranium Mine Step Closer To Reality

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 14:41



A study into a potential uranium mine project for northern Saskatchewan is still underway.


Areva is proposing to extend the mining and milling at the McClean Lake operation to include the Midwest ore deposit as an open pit mine.


The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has given the go-ahead for Areva to continue its feasibility study of the potential mine.


Areva spokesman John Rowson says, if everything goes according to plan, mining could start by the end of 2009.


The Midwest Project would involve mining and milling of a uranium deposit located near the eastern margin of the Athabasca basin, about 700 km north of Prince Albert.


Rowson says it would employ about 80 workers.