After receiving a further submission from Pacific Booker Minerals on their proposed Morrison Copper-Gold Project near Granisle, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is once more opening up the public consultation process.
The Morrison Mine project is one proposing to construct a copper-gold-molybdenum open pit mine 35 kilometres north of Granisle.
The Review Response Report Rev. 2, submitted July 20 of this year, addresses “major review comments and questions which primarily relate to water quality, water balance and effects of the project on the receiving streams at Morrison Lake,” the report identifies.
They’ve also modified their project when it comes to the tailings storage facility, the report shows. While the Houston Today attempted to call PBM, those calls were not returned by the company by press time.
The facility has been revised to reduce the risk of sulphide tailings in the beaches by discharging higher sulphide cleaner tailings separately from lower sulphide rougher tailings.
This, the report states, removes the requirement to maintain a large water pond over the tailings on closure. The planned water pond will now be a combination of water pond with wetlands and forest cover for the remainder of the impoundment area.
The comment period on the project, currently undergoing a review by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office and the CEAA, is open from July 27 to August 10.
The executive summary of additional information supplied is available on their websites, www.eao.gov.bc.ca and www.ceaa.gc.ca.
Comments to the EAO can be submitted via an online form found at www.eao.gov.bc.ca or by faxing documents to 250-356-6448. Comments to the CEAA can be forwarded by emailing MorrisonMineProject @ceaa-acee.gc.ca or by faxing 604-666-6990.