Last chance to sound off on the proposed Ajax mine project

KAMLOOPS - Kamloops and area residents have one final chance to make their opinions known about the proposed KGHM Ajax mine.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office have released a Joint Federal Comprehensive Study/Provincial Assessment Report and they are asking for public comments to be made ahead of the deadline on October 10, 2017.

The 459 page report released this week examines the potential adverse effects of the mine on fish, vegetation, wildlife, air quality and several other areas. It also examines the planned approach to deal with the concerns put forward by indigenous groups.

Among the reports findings is the mine is likely to have a significant adverse effect on the current use of lands and resources by the First Nations people who live in the region. However, the report also explains that aside from First Nations and traditional uses of the land, no other adverse effects are expected.

Comments on the report are asked to be submitted in writing to Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.

To view the report, go here.

Fore more on the Ajax Mine proposal, go here.

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