August 04, 2016 - 3:46 PM
KAMLOOPS - The company behind the proposed Ajax Mine have responded to 2,700 questions about the mine’s potential environmental impact.
KGHM Ajax Mining submitted the preliminary responses on Friday, July 29, according to a media release from the company. They were responding to the technical group reviewing the environmental application for the mine, which is made up of experts from the federal and provincial governments, local First Nations and consultants hired by the City of Kamloops.
The environmental application for the mine is temporarily suspended as the company needs time to answer the group’s submissions and thousands of comments and questions from the public. It's expected to restart sometime this fall.
The technical group may ask for further clarification or new questions based on Friday's submission.
If approved the proposed copper and gold mine would be located on the city’s southwest border near the neighbourhood of Aberdeen.
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