CNSC Announces Decision to Amend Cameco Corporation’s Construction Licence for the Cigar Lake Project
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2007
Following a public hearing held on November 1, 2007, in Ottawa, Ontario, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced today its decision to amend Cameco Corporation’s Cigar Lake Project Uranium Mine Construction Licence. The amended licence will authorize Cameco Corporation to carry out limited remediation activities at the Cigar Lake mine site located in northern Saskatchewan. The licence will be valid for a period of two years, until December 31, 2009.
During the public hearing, the Commission considered written submissions and oral presentations from Cameco Corporation, CNSC staff and intervenors. The Commission concluded that Cameco is qualified to carry out the remediation activities that the amended licence will authorize and will make adequate provision for the protection of the environment, the health and safety of persons, and the maintenance of national security and measures required to implement international obligations to which Canada has agreed.
A Record of Proceedings, including Reasons for Decision and transcripts of the hearing are available on the CNSC Web site at www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca, or by contacting the CNSC.
The 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.
Pascale Bourassa Commission Secretariat 613-947-0247 1-800-668-5284 email@example.com