Mining Companies’ Annual Consultations Underway

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 13:20



A Cameco official says uranium mining companies take seriously the feedback they get during annual public consultations in northern Saskatchewan.


For the third straight year, officials with Cameco and AREVA subsidiary Cogema are visiting northern communties to inform residents about their plans for the coming year.


The latest round of meetings got underway in the Far North on Monday.


Cameco spokesman Lyle Krahn says the number one issue brought up by the public last year was jobs.


Krahn notes that both companies are using promotion as a way to boost the percentage of northerners employed at the mine sites.


Krahn says those who attend the public meetings in the North over the next couple of weeks will hear about construction efforts at Cigar Lake, the expansion of the Rabbit Lake mill and the proposed production increase at McArthur River and Key Lake, among other things.


The consultation tour hits Stony Rapids today.