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OTTAWA – September 9, 2009 – The Secretariat for the federal Panel reviewing the proposed Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine project will be holding information sessions on the review process in communities in the project area starting the week of September 21, 2009 as follows:Date Location
Monday, September 21, 2009 Yunesit’in Community Youth Centre
Stone Reserve, BC
Monday, September 21, 2009 Tl’etinqox-t’in Elders’ Centre
Alexis Creek, BC
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Xeni Gwet’in Community Band Hall
Nemiah Valley, BC
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Toosey Band Office
Toosey Reserve, BC
Additional sessions may be scheduled subject to confirmation with Aboriginal groups.
The information sessions will give Aboriginal groups and other participants an opportunity to hear further about the federal review, the Panel’s role and mandate, and how interested parties can participate in the federal process.
The Secretariat for the Panel will be making presentations and will answer questions relating to the federal review process. The Panel will not be present at these sessions.
Further information on the environmental review is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, under registry number 09-05-44811.
The proponent, Taseko Mines Limited is proposing to develop an open-pit gold-copper mine located 125 km southwest of Williams Lake, B.C. The proposed project also includes tailings and waste rock areas, an onsite mill, an approximately 125 km long power transmission line corridor and an access road.
The Panel is an independent body, appointed by the federal Minister of the Environment to assess the environmental effects of the proposed project.
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