Wheeler River Project

Russell Lake (Saskatchewan)

Reference number: 80178
Federal Responsible Authority: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Proponent: Denison Mines Corp.
Environmental Assessment Commenced: 2019-05-31
Environmental Assessment Type: Environmental Assessment by Responsible Authority
Status: Environmental assessment in progress

Latest Update

May 31, 2019 - An environmental assessment has commenced.

About the Proposal

Denison Mines Corp. (Denison) is proposing to develop an in situ recovery uranium mining and processing operation located in the Athabasca Basin in northern Saskatchewan, approximately 600 km north of the city of Saskatoon, 4 km west of Highway 914 and midway between Cameco Corporation's Key Lake Mill and McArthur River Mine. The proposed Wheeler River mine would produce up to 5400 tonnes of U3O8 annually for twenty years.

Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, Denison's proposal requires approval by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). An environmental assessment (EA) conducted under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 is required, and an EA decision affirming that the proposed activities will not cause significant adverse environmental effects, before the CNSC can make a licensing decision on this proposal.

This project is also subject to the environmental assessment requirements of the Government of Saskatchewan.

Documents

  • For Public Participation (2)
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  • Comments Received/Responses (1)
    Contains comments received related to the environmental assessment process and, when applicable, responses to those comments.
  • Additional Information (1)
    Contains additional records related to the project and the environmental assessment process.
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This project is also subject to the environmental assessment requirements of the Government of Saskatchewan.

For questions or information, please contact:

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Marcelle Phaneuf, Environmental Assessment Officer
280 Slater Street
C.P. 1046, Station B
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5S9
Telephone: 613-947-3209 or 1-800-668-5284
Fax: 613-995-5086
Email: cnsc.ea-ee.ccsn@canada.ca

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