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Ajax will submit official mine application next week

January 13, 2016 - 4:26 PM

KAMLOOPS - After years of delays, KGHM Ajax Mining Inc. will officially submit its application to the province next week.

The company announced today it will submit its application and environmental impact statement for the Ajax Mine project on Jan. 18.

The Environmental Assessment Office approved the package for submission in November and the company planned on submitting the full application at the beginning of January. To allow more time for First Nations to prepare for the review, the company agreed to push back its submission by several weeks.

Once the 18,000-page application is accepted, the 75-day public comment period and review will begin.

The company will launch a website dedicated to plain language summaries of the application on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The company has also tentatively planned open houses for Feb. 16 and 17 to share the results of the scientific studies.

Yesterday, Jan. 12, council agreed to reopen council meetings to delegations concerning the proposed mine.

The open-pit copper and gold mine will operate immediately southwest of the city if approved.

For more stories on the proposed mine, see this link.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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