Contamination incident at Cameco’s Blind River Refinery
Update: July 6, 2012
On July 6, 2012, the CNSC announced that a request for information had been issued, under subsection 12(2) of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations, to Cameco regarding a uranium contamination event at the Blind River Refinery on June 23, 2012.
June 29, 2012
On June 25, 2012, CNSC staff received a written notification from Cameco about an incident of an indoor spill of uranium concentrate powder which resulted in a worker being exposed to uranium dust at their Blind River Refinery on June 23, 2012.
There were no release of uranium outside the facility or any exposure to the public.
CNSC staff is investigating and will be updating the Commission at its next meeting.