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Matoush Uranium Exploration Project, Quebec

February 2, 2012 – The Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment, has reviewed the federal environmental assessment of the Matoush Uranium Exploration Project proposed by Strateco Resources Inc.

Having taken into consideration the Comprehensive Study Report and the public comments filed pursuant to subsection 22(2) of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (the Act), the Minister is of the opinion that:

  • the Project, taking into account the mitigation measures described in the Comprehensive Study Report, is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects; and
  • the mitigation measures and follow-up program described in the Comprehensive Study Report are appropriate for the proposed Project.

The Minister has referred the Project back to the responsible authority, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, for appropriate action under section 37 of the Act.

The Minister requests that the responsible authority ensure the implementation of the mitigation measures described in the Comprehensive Study Report. The Minister also requests that the responsible authority implements the follow-up program described in the Comprehensive Study Report, in order to determine the effectiveness of the measures taken to mitigate any adverse environmental effects, and to verify the accuracy of the environmental assessment of the Project.