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Rio Tinto Alcan is seeking an amendment to its year-old Nechako River water licence in order to complete drilling of a second water supply tunnel to its Kemano electricity generating station. The tunnel was half-drilled several decades ago but never completed. Now the company, which uses the electricity to power its aluminum smelter at Kitimat, wants to develop the second tunnel as a backup water conduit for the power station.
The company, which believed it could commence the project in advance of the licence, sent more than workers home over the weekend after the government said further consultation was necessary. Supreme Court in ruled that the company can generate power for sale or to supply the smelter according to the terms of its original one-of-a-kind licence which dates to So far Kitimat has indicated support while Vanderhoof is taking a neutral stance.
Prince George council will review the matter next week. A welcome is on its way.
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