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Public hearings into $1B Giant Mine remediation begin at last – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202029 Views

‘It’s monumental,’ says project lead

Jan 20, 2020

Public hearings on the closure and remediation plan for Yellowknife’s defunct Giant Mine begin Monday.

That’s after 13 years of study, planning, assessment and discussion.

“It’s monumental,” said Natalie Plato, deputy director of the Giant Mine Remediation Project, which is leading the cleanup.

The project is seeking a water licence for a 20-year term and a land-use permit for a five-year term from the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board. If all goes well, Plato anticipates her group could have those permits — along with terms and conditions — as soon as this summer, and start work on the cleanup project in 2020/2021.

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