New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project report released Thursday

CEAA released the New Prosperity environmental assessment report Thursday evening.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Panel has released its final report for Taseko’s proposed New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine west of Williams Lake.

While the panel makes no recommendations as to whether or not the project should proceed and said the final decision will be up to the federal government, the panel said the project would result in adverse environmental effects.

“The key ones being on water quality of Fish Lake, on fish habitat in Fish Lake, on current use of the lands and resources for traditional purposes of some Aboriginal groups, and on their cultural heritage,” the panel noted in its executive summary.

The panel also concluded the mine project would impact South Chilcotin grizzly populations, unless necessary certain cumulative effects mitigation measures are effectively implemented.

To read the full report visit the CEAA website at http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050%20/document-eng.cfm?document=95630.