April 16th, 2013 - EARMP attends the Northern Saskatchewan Environmental Quality Committee meetings in La Ronge.

The Eastern Athabasca Regional Monitoring Program (EARMP) attended and presented to the Northern Saskatchewan Environmental Quality Committee (NSEQC) on April 16th, 2013 in La Ronge.

As an advisory committee of the provincial government, the NSEQC gives Northerners a voice on environmental, socio-economic, and Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) issues in regards to the northern Saskatchewan uranium industry (from exploration to decommissioning). Although not a regulatory body, the NSEQC is a well informed and well respected group which assists in the free flow of information and understanding among communities, industry, and government. The main responsibility of NSEQC representatives is to bring community issues, concerns, and recommendations on the uranium industry to this forum and in turn to bring information, decisions, and directions back to their communities.

The introduction of the EARMP program to the NSEQC provided an opportunity to facilitate the communication of the results of the first year of the program and to answer any questions or concerns of community members in relation to the new monitoring program moving forward.