Mining Company Admits Interest In Road Proposal

Thursday, August 03, 2006 at 14:48



An official with Cameco admits the company is exploring the possibility of connecting two northern mine sites with a new road.


Gord Struthers is reacting to a call from an Athabasca development group to build a road between McArthur River and Cigar Lake.


The group has noted the only highway to Cigar Lake and other uranium operations has been temporarily shut down the last two years because of forest fires and washouts — affecting supply lines to the mines and the rest of the Athabasca Basin.


Struthers says the alternate route proposal would have several benefits, but says the company is still weighing whether its worth the cost.


A road from McArthur River and Cigar Lake would be between 70 and 80 kilometres long.