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Nuclear facility – Cameco Fuel Manufacturing Inc.

Cameco Fuel Manufacturing Inc. is a nuclear fuel fabrication facility that manufactures nuclear fuel bundles for power reactors in Canada. It is owned and operated by Cameco Corporation.

The facility is located in the Municipality of Port Hope, Ontario, situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario approximately 100 kilometres east of Toronto.

Cameco's Port Hope fuel manufacturing facility

Photo credit: Courtesy of Cameco Corporation

Location: Port Hope, Ontario
Licensee: Cameco Fuel Manufacturing Inc.
Facility type: Nuclear fuel fabrication facility
Owner: Cameco Corporation
Licensed capacity: Processing of up to 1650 tonnes of uranium as uranium dioxide pellets, per yer
Status: Operating
Licence issued: March 1, 2023
Licence expires: February 28, 2043
Start of operation: 1957
Licensing documentation: Request a copy of the Cameco Fuel Manufacturing Inc. licence and licence conditions handbook by emailing
Facility website: Cameco Corporation

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