Port Hope Uranium Conversion Facility

Cameco Corporation (Cameco) owns and is licensed to operate the Port Hope Uranium Conversion Facility, located in Port Hope, Ontario. The CNSC has full-time, dedicated staff who periodically perform inspections to evaluate operations and to verify compliance with regulatory requirements and licence conditions.

Facility Information

Aerial view of Cameco's Port Hope Conversion Facility

Aerial view of Cameco's Port Hope Conversion Facility

Location: Port Hope, Ontario
Licensee: Cameco Corporation
Status: Operating
Licence issued: March 1, 2012
Licence expires: February 28, 2017
Start of commercial operation: 1935

Licensing documentation: Request a copy of Cameco's Port Hope Conversion Facility licence and licence condition handbook by email

Cameco Corporation's Port Hope Uranium Conversion Facility is a nuclear substance processing facility licensed to process uranium trioxide (UO3) into both uranium dioxide (UO2) and uranium hexafluoride (UF6). UO2 is used to manufacture fuel for power reactors in Canada, while UF6 is exported to companies in other countries for enrichment and fabrication into fuel for nuclear power reactors around the world. The facility is located in the Municipality of Port Hope, situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario approximately 100 kilometres east of Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit Cameco's website.

Operating Performance of the Port Hope Uranium Conversion Facility

The CNSC produces an annual report on the performance of uranium fuel cycle and processing facilities, which includes the Port Hope Uranium Conversion Facility. 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 Port Hope Uranium Conversion Facility.

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