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Construction and operation of the Cigar Lake uranium mine

Environment assessment (EA) start date: January 8, 2003
Type: Screening
FEAI reference number: 36620
Proponent: Cameco Corporation
Location: near Waterbury Lake, Saskatchewan

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Project description

The CNSC has received notice from Cameco Corporation of its intent to apply for authorization to construct a mining facility at the Cigar Lake site in northern Saskatchewan. The Cigar Lake site is licensed with a site preparation – excavation licence under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act. A joint federal/provincial EA panel review was completed for the Cigar Lake site in 1997 under the federal Environmental Assessment and Review Process Guidelines Order (EARPGO) and under Saskatchewan's Environmental Assessment Act and Public Enquiries Act.

Before the Commission makes its decision on Cameco's application to construct the Cigar Lake uranium mine, an EA will be completed in compliance with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

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For questions or information directly related to the environmental assessment of this project, contact the CNSC.

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