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Key Lake Mill Services Project

Environmental assessment Start date:  July 14, 2008
Type:  Screening
CEAR reference number:08-01-40614
Proponent:  Cameco Corporation
Location:  Key Lake, Saskatchewan

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Project Description
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) received notice from Cameco Corporation, seeking CNSC approval to replace certain mill services at their Key Lake uranium milling operation in northern Saskatchewan.  

The proposal includes the construction and operation of replacement acid, steam and oxygen plant facilities; construction and operation of ancillary facilities (replacement of storage tank farm and unloading facilities, and new covered gallery); demolition and disposal of the old plant facilities once the new ones are operational; and demolition and disposal of portions of the old ancillary facilities which are no longer required.

Before the Commission makes its decision on Cameco’s application to replace certain mill services at their Key Lake uranium milling operation, an environmental assessment must be completed in compliance with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The purpose of an environmental assessment is to identify the possible environmental effects of a proposed project, and to determine whether these effects can be mitigated before the project is allowed to proceed.

Further Information

CNSC maintains a public registry of documents related to its Environmental Assessments. Lists and copies of documents may be obtained upon request. For questions or information directly related to this environmental assessment, please contact:

Heather Nicholson
Environmental Assessment Specialist
Environmental Assessment Division
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
P. O. Box 1046, Station B
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5S9
Telephone: 1-800-668-5284
Fax: 613-995-5086

CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment and to respect Canada's international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

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