Rabbit Lake Mine and Mill

Cameco announces operational changes at its Rabbit Lake operation

On April 21, 2016, Cameco announced that it is suspending production at its Rabbit Lake mine and mill in northern Saskatchewan. Read Cameco’s news release.

Cameco Corporation (Cameco) owns and is licensed to operate the Rabbit Lake Mine and Mill site, located in northern Saskatchewan. The CNSC has full-time staff in Saskatoon and Ottawa who periodically perform inspections to evaluate operations and to verify compliance with regulatory requirements and licence conditions.

Facility Information

Aerial view of Camecos Rabbit Lake Mine and Mill site

Aerial view of Camecos Rabbit Lake Mine and Mill site

Location: Northern Saskatchewan
Licensee: Cameco Corporation
Status: Operating
Licence issued: November 1, 2013
Licence expires: October 31, 2023
Start of commercial operation: 1975

Licensing documentation: Request a copy of the Rabbit Lake Mine and Mill licence and licence condition handbook by email

The Rabbit Lake deposit was discovered in 1968. Open-pit mining of the Rabbit Lake deposit and the mill operations commenced in 1975. The Rabbit Lake deposit was mined out by 1984. The facility currently consists of an active underground mine (Eagle Point mine), a mill and associated waste rock storage and tailings management facilities. The operation is located 750 kilometres north of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. For more information, visit Cameco's website.

Operating Performance of the Rabbit Mine and Mill

The CNSC produces an annual report on the performance of uranium fuel cycle and processing facilities, which includes the Rabbit Lake Mine and Mill. The report provides information on events, facility modifications, and areas of increased regulatory focus. It also tracks data on:

  • public and worker radiation dose
  • lost-time incidents for workers
  • environmental monitoring results
  • environmental reportable spills and corrective actions taken
  • current financial guarantees for future decommissioning costs

Read the report to learn about the operating performance of the Rabbit Lake Mine and Mill.

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As part of CNSC's regulatory requirements, major licensees must have robust public information and disclosure programs in place. These programs include a disclosure protocol developed in consultation with community stakeholders.

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