Public Notice - Public Comment Period on Denison's Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Wheeler River Project

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is seeking comments during a 90-day public comment period on the draft environmental impact statement (EIS), for the proposed Wheeler River Project submitted by the proponent, Denison Mines Corp. At the same time, the CNSC, with the support of the federal-Indigenous Review Team, will begin an EIS technical review.

For the purposes of the public comment period, the draft EIS and supporting documents can be accessed by visiting All Records for the project page. The EIS can also be found under Key Documents, located on the main page of the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry for the Wheeler River Project.

The draft EIS provides an analysis of the project's potential environmental effects and measures to mitigate those potential impacts. The public comment period gives Indigenous nations and communities, members of the public, and government departments and agencies an opportunity to submit their views in writing to the CNSC on the adequacy of the information presented in the EIS, as measured against the Generic Guidelines for the Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (the Guidelines), and on the technical merit of the information presented. The Guidelines provide direction to the proponent and identify the information that is required in the EIS.

Written comments must be submitted by February 18, 2023 to:

Jes Way
Environmental Assessment Officer


All comments on the draft EIS will be posted on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry in the language in which they were received.

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