Touring Nunavut with the Northern Projects Management Office

January 30, 2015

On February 3, 4 and 5, CNSC experts are joining representatives of the Northern Projects Management Office for a series of information sessions about regulating uranium mines and mills in Canada.

The events (called CNSC 101) aim to provide Nunavummiuq with an opportunity to learn about Canada’s regulations for uranium mining.

The CNSC’s Sarah Eaton, inspector with the Uranium Mines and Mills Division, will be on hand to share her experience and answer questions.

Events details

Sessions are offered at two different times each day.

  • Rankin Inlet, Nunavut: February 3, 2015 (Recreation Centre, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. OR 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Baker Lake, Nunavut: February 4, 2015 (Recreation Centre, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. OR 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut: February 5, 2015 (Gymnasium, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. OR 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Sessions will be held in English with simultaneous translation in Inuktitut.

Find out how you can participate.

Learn more about the Northern Projects Management Office.

Public hearings

AREVA plans to construct four open-pit mines, one underground mine and a milling facility in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut (about 80 km west of the community of Baker Lake).

Throughout March, the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) will hold the final hearings for the environmental assessment for this project.

To read the CNSC’s submission to the board, please go to NIRB’s public registry.

CNSC’s role

The CNSC regulates uranium mines and mills to protect people and the environment and to ensure that Canada’s commitment to the peaceful use of nuclear energy is respected.

Did you know? Canada is one of the world’s largest uranium producers