Nuclear facility - Cigar Lake Mine

Cameco Corporation (Cameco) owns and is licensed to operate the Cigar Lake Mine site, which is located in northern Saskatchewan and is the world’s second largest high-grade uranium deposit after Cameco’s McArthur River. The ore mined at Cigar lake is processed at the McClean Lake Mill.

Infrastructure at the site includes an underground mine; freezing plants and associated freeze pads; ore processing and load out; water treatment; mine rock storage pads; temporary waste storage; warehouses; worker camp; and office and administrative buildings.

Aerial view of Cameco’s Cigar Lake Mine
Location: Northern Saskatchewan, about 660 km north of Saskatoon
Licensee: Cameco Corporation
Owner: Cameco Corporation
Status: Operating
Licence issued: July 1, 2013
Licence expires: June 30, 2021 (Licence Renewal Application)
Start of operation: 2014
Licensing documentation: Request a copy of the Cigar Lake Mine licence and licence condition handbook at cnsc.info.ccsn@canada.ca
Facility website: Cigar Lake

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