Wild Border Watersheds

Province grants approval to northwestern B.C. gold project (Terrace Standard)

The provincial government has given its blessing to another potential mine, this time the Brucejack gold project north of Stewart owned by Pretium Resources.

In releasing the decision to grant an environmental assessment certificate, environment minister Mary Polak and mines minister Bill Bennett noted the company will store a portion of its waste tailings underground and won't need a tailings storage facility and dam.

Other tailings will be deposited into Brucejack Lake.

But the ministers did add waters from the area do flow into the Unuk River.

(To read complete release, click "Terrace Standard")

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