Nuclear facility – McClean Lake Operation
The McClean Lake Operation began in 1999, with the mining and milling of uranium ore from 5 open-pit mines. No conventional mining has been carried out at McClean Lake since 2008. Uranium ore mined at the Cigar Lake Mine is processed at the McClean Lake Mill.
The uranium tailings from this operation are managed at the JEB Tailings Management Facility.
|Licensee:||Orano Canada Inc.|
|Facility type:||Uranium mine and mill|
|Owner:||Orano Canada Inc.|
|Licence issued:||July 1, 2017|
|Licence expires:||June 30, 2027|
|Start of operation:||1999|
|Licensing documentation:||Request a copy of McClean Lake’s licence and licence conditions handbook by email at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Facility website:||Orano McClean Lake|
The Commission is an independent administrative tribunal set up at arm’s length from government, without ties to the nuclear industry. Use the links below to find documents related to Commission meetings or hearings.
- February 22, 2022: Record of Decision - Orano Canada Inc. - Application to Amend Uranium Mine and Mill Licence for The Expansion of the JEB Tailings Management Facility
- January 17, 2022: Commission amends Orano Canada Inc.’s uranium mine and mill licence for the McClean Lake Operation authorizing expansion of the JEB tailings management facility
- February 26, 2021: Revised notice of public hearing and participant funding to consider an application from Orano Canada Inc. to amend its uranium mine operating licence for the expansion of the JEB Tailings Management Facility at its McClean Lake Operation
- February 1, 2021: Notice of public hearing and participant funding to consider an application from Orano Canada Inc. to amend its uranium mine operating licence for the expansion of the JEB Tailings Management Facility at its McClean Lake Operation
- June 16, 2020: Application by Orano Canada Inc. for a licence amendment for the expansion of the JEB Tailings Management Facility at McClean Lake Operation
The CNSC posts regulatory enforcement actions taken to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment. Use the links below to find out more about any orders or penalties that have been placed on this licensee, if any.
- No recent regulatory actions
Licensees must report events and incidents involving licensed activities that could impact the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment to the CNSC. Use the links below to find any information provided by this licensee, if any, as well as other public disclosures made by licensees.
Protecting Canadians and the environment
The CNSC uses information provided by licensees to create our own reports assessing the environmental effects of nuclear facilities or licensed activities.
- Environmental monitoring: Independent environmental monitoring results collected by the CNSC
- Environmental risk assessment: Email email@example.com to request a copy
- Federal, provincial and municipal monitoring programs: List of monitoring programs managed by other levels of government
- Eastern Athabasca Regional Monitoring Program (EARMP)
- Radionuclide releases: Uranium mines and mills dataset in the Open Government catalogue for information on releases from this facility
Health and safety
The CNSC oversees licensee emergency planning and works with other levels of government to ensure the health and safety of Canadians. We also conduct and review health studies on various areas associated with the production, possession or use of nuclear substances.
- CNSC health studies on Canadian nuclear facilities: Relevant health studies of nuclear reactors regulated by the CNSC
- Regulatory oversight report for uranium mines and mills in Canada
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