All water from the mine, mill and contained facilities, as well as water from areas around these facilities, will be collected and treated through a state-of-the-art water treatment system.
The design of the wastewater treatment plant is based on a proven, two stage chemical treatment process that has been successfully adopted throughout the uranium mining industry and at other operations in northern Saskatchewan
Test work conducted to-date has demonstrated that the plant will be capable of treating water to a level of quality that will be better than provincial and federal requirements for mine effluents.
The wastewater treatment plant will have capacity to not only effectively treat wastewater during normal operations but also in the event of non-routine operating conditions.
Treated water will be subject to rigorous testing to ensure water quality meets all requirements before being released to the environment and water will not be released unless water quality requirements are met.
Clean surface run-off (from rain and snow) surrounding the site will be diverted away from operating areas wherever possible while surface run off from facilities and infrastructure will be collected and treated.
Performance of the wastewater treatment plant will be evaluated during the environmental assessment including a comprehensive evaluation of the predicted environmental performance for the wastewater treatment plant. Approvals for the Project will not be issued until the provincial and federal governments are satisfied that the Project, including the effluent quality, will not adversely effect the environment.