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Ekati Extension Gets Crucial Water Permit

License approval is key step for Jay project, says owner Dominion.
Jul 9, 2017 4:37 AM   By Rapaport News
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Dominion Diamond Corporation has received government approval to use water for its Jay project in Canada’s Northwest Territories — an important regulatory step for the miner.

Robert McLeod, the region’s minister of environment and natural resources, signed off on the type-A water license for Dominion’s Ekati mine, Dominion said Thursday. The approval includes the Jay extension, a high-grade kimberlite pipe that the company estimates will add a decade to Ekati’s lifespan.

Organizations carrying out activities such as mining must obtain a type-A or type-B water license, which permits them to use water under specified conditions, according to a government website.

Receiving the license is a “significant milestone for the Jay project,” said Dominion chairman Jim Gowans, who described the approval as the “final major step in the permitting process at Jay.”
Tags: Dominion, Dominion Diamond Corporation, ekati, Ekati mine, Jay extension, Jay project, Jim Gowans, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, northwest territories, Rapaport News, Robert McLeod, water license
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