Judge doesn’t give federal government a pass on further Jericho diamond mine cleanup

 By Kira Wronska Dorward  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A Nunavut judge has made a key ruling in a case where the Kitikmeot Inuit Association has been seeking for many years to have Dyno Nunavut Incorporated remove the explosives plant and restore the property at the former Jericho diamond mine. The site, 250 km southeast of Kugluktuk, is partially owned by the Government of Canada and the Kitikmeot Inuit Association (KIA). The mine was in production from 2006 to 2008. Dyno Nunavut Incorporated (Dyno) contends that the Government of Canada holds all the financial securities and is responsible for restoration of the entire Jericho site. Dyno further alleges that restoration and compensation requirements were addressed in a lease between the KIA and Tahera  1/8Diamond Corporation 3/8, the original and now defunct…

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