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Sabina resubmits Back River to review board

 


Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. Feb. 27 reported that the Nunavut Impact Review Board has accepted and begun reviewing an addendum to the final environmental impact statement for the Back River gold project.

Sabina submitted the original environmental impact statement for a 3,000-metric-ton-per-day mine focused on Goose, one of several properties that comprise the Back River project, for permitting late in 2015.

In June, the Nunavut Impact Review Board recommended to the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada not to advance the project through permitting.

After reviewing the recommendation, the federal regulators returned the Back River project to NIRB for further consideration.

Answering a call for added information, Sabina submitted the addendum in mid-February.

"We have focused on the concerns outlined in the NIRB report from last June and believe we will be able to present relevant and new information to address the NIRB's high level of caution with relation to project impacts in Nunavut," said Sabina President and CEO Bruce McLeod.

-SHANE LASLEY

 

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