Aboriginal Affairs says Giant Mine will be inspected
The department of Aboriginal Affairs says it will employ two inspectors to oversee contaminated sites in the Northwest Territories.
CBC made inquires about who is overseeing sites, including Giant Mine, more than a month ago.
The department did not respond to a request for an interview, but has now issued a statement.
The statement does not say how many people are now working as inspectors, but it does say Giant Mine will be inspected as regularly now as it was before devolution.
As part of devolution, 16 federal inspectors shifted to the territorial government April 1.
The Yellowknives Dene and Alternatives North have both said they're concerned the federal government does not have enough inspectors working in the territory now to monitor contaminated sites.