The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for AREVA’s proposed Kiggavik uranium mine was submitted to the Nunavut Impact Review Board in early October 2014. The FEIS is now available on-line for public review.
According to a letter from the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) members of the public and institutions can review AREVA’s impact studies, and submit comments to the NIRB until January 16, 2015. Following this, AREVA will have 15 days to respond to comments. A public hearing will then be held in Baker Lake. The NIRB is currently engaged in discussions with the community of Baker Lake to determine an acceptable date for the hearings. The NIRB expects to release confirmation of dates and further details in the coming weeks.