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Road to Canadian Zinc's Prairie Creek mine passes with flying colours

The all-season road which will pass through Nahanni National Park Reserve, after a three-year-long wait and a 13.5 month review, has passed its environmental assessment this past week.

The Mackenzie Valley Review board recommended the project for conditional approval by the minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, on Sept. 12.

The project will create a 180 kilometre road for all seasons, half of which will be constructed in the Nahanni National Park Reserve and is proposed to be built over three years.

Sixteen measure have been proposed by the Review Board to prevent impacts on the environment.

The all-season road has an expected life expectancy of 17 years after which it will be closed and reclaimed.