On February 25, AREVA scientists and a consultant from Nunami Stantec met with the Chesterfield Inlet Hunters and Trappers Organization (HTO) to discuss the Environment Impact Statement that AREVA is developing for the Kiggavik Project. The Final Environmental Impact Statement, which AREVA plans to submit to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) later this year, will include scientific information as well as information provided by people familiar with the land.
The scientists and HTO members reviewed the maps that contained the baseline data from the surveys conducted plus the information provided by hunters and elders during IQ interviews. As a result of the meeting, some additions were made to the maps. The group also discussed potential impacts on marine mammals from the shipping of materials to the mine site and emergency response measures. AREVA has met with the Chesterfield Inlet HTO about once a year since 2007 and will continue exchange information with the HTO going forward.