Cameco gets go-ahead on Millennium uranium mine
Province approves company's environmental impact study
The province is giving the go-ahead to Cameco Corporation for a new uranium mine 600 kilometres north of Saskatoon.
It's called the "Millennium Project."
The government approved the company's environmental impact assessment earlier this month.
One of the features of the project is that there will be no mill or long-term waste management facilities at the site. Rather, the uranium will be shipped by truck to the nearby Key Lake mine for processing.
The environmental review looked at potentially harmful impacts on fish, water and wildlife. It concluded that, if the company follows its plan, then the impacts should be minimal, and reversible once the site is decommissioned.