Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

June 13, 2005 11:45 ET

CNSC: Notice of Public Hearing

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - June 13, 2005) - The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announces a two-day public hearing on an application by COGEMA Resources Inc. (COGEMA) to mine uranium at its Sue E site. The Sue E site is situated within the currently licensed McClean Lake Uranium Mine and Mill Operation in Northern Saskatchewan.



Hearing Day One: August 17, 2005
Place: CNSC Public Hearing Room, 14th floor,
280 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Hearing Day Two: October 20, 2005
Place: CNSC Public Hearing Room, 14th floor,
280 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario


Public hearings follow the agenda published prior to the hearing date.

Prior to rendering a decision on the proposed open-pit mining of the Sue E site, the Commission will consider the results of the Environmental Assessment Screening (EA Screening) for the Sue E mine project during a public hearing to be held on June 29, 2005, as described in the Notice of Public Hearing Ref. 2005-H-7. The Commission will render a decision on the application on the Sue E mine project only if, following the above-noted EA Screening hearing, the Commission concludes that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects, taking into account the appropriate mitigation measures.

A separate one-day hearing on initial surface construction at the Sue E uranium mine site is scheduled for July 13, 2005, as described in the Notice of Public Hearing Ref. 2005-H-9.

The public is invited to comment on COGEMA's application either by oral presentation or written submission on Hearing Day Two. Requests to intervene and text of oral presentations or written submissions must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission by September 19, 2005 at the address below.

Agendas and information on the hearing process are available at the CNSC Web site: www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca. Hearing documents (submissions) are not available on-line and must be requested through the Secretariat at the address below.

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