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Key Lake uranium recycle project

Environment assessment (EA) start date: December 18, 2002
Type: Screening
FEAI reference number: 36525
Proponent: Cameco Corporation
Location: Key Lake, Saskatchewan

Latest update

  • September 18, 2003 – EA guidelines

Project description

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has received notice from Cameco Corporation of its intent to apply for an amendment to its licence to permit a project to recycle uranium product at its Key Lake uranium mine facility. The facility is located in northern Saskatchewan, about 600 km north of Saskatoon. The purpose of the project is to recover uranium from recyclable products from Cameco's refining and conversion operations in Ontario.

The CNSC authorization of the project would be provided through an amendment to the uranium mill operating licence (UMLOL) for the Key Lake facility, pursuant to subsection 24(2) of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (NSCA).

Before CNSC makes its decision on Cameco's application, an EA must be completed in compliance with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

Steps ahead

  • Preparation of draft screening report
  • Public consultation on draft screening report
  • EA decision by Commission

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, contact the CNSC.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment, and to implement Canada's international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

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