The Nunavut Impact Review Board is holding a technical meeting in Rankin Inlet today about the proposed Kiggavik uranium mine.

Various government and non-governmental agencies will meet to discuss comments and responses to Areva Resources' draft environmental impact statement.


Two men work at the fuel storage site at the proposed Kiggavik uranium mine, near Baker Lake. Areva expects to move 200,000 litres of fuel and drilling equipment to the site by winter road this year. (The Canadian Press)

"They are going to be fully open for members of the public for viewing and listening to the discussions, but they are really set up for these expert parties that have submitted comments to our board," said Ryan Barry, the executive director of the impact review board.

The technical meetings will run until Friday. They will be followed by a pre-hearing conference and community roundtable on the project, set to take place in Baker Lake next week.

After that, Areva Resources will have to complete its final environmental impact statement before final hearings can take place.