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News Release

McClean Lake Appeal to be Heard at Last

After months of waiting, the appeal of the McClean Lake court case will be heard in Saskatoon on Tuesday, January 13th, 2004, at 9:00 am. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and the company (COGEMA) are appealing Justice Campbell's September 23, 2003 ruling that upheld the contention of the Inter-Church Uranium Committee Educational Co-Operative (ICUCEC) that the tailings dump in the mined-out JEB pit at the McClean Lake Mine should have been subjected to a federal environmental assessment under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA), invalidating the mine's operating licence. The judge later ruled that the mine could continue to operate regardless.

Justice Campbell's decision can be viewed at http://www.canlii.org/ca/cas/fc/2002/2002fct994.html.