Nuclear facility – Port Hope Conversion Facility
The Port Hope Conversion Facility processes uranium trioxide (UO3) from the Blind River Refinery into both uranium dioxide (UO2) and uranium hexafluoride (UF6). The UO2 is used to manufacture fuel for CANDU heavy water nuclear reactors in Canada, while the UF6 is exported to companies around the world for enrichment and fabrication into fuel for light water nuclear reactors.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Cameco Corporation
|Location:||Port Hope, Ontario|
|Licence issued:||March 1, 2017|
|Licence expires:||February 28, 2027|
|Start of operation:||1935|
|Licensing documentation:||Request a copy of Cameco’s Port Hope Conversion Facility licence and licence conditions handbook by email at email@example.com|
|Facility website:||Port Hope Conversion Facility - Business - Cameco Fuel Services|
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- November 29, 2021: Reportable event at the Port Hope Conversion Facility
- June 3, 2021: Reportable event at the Port Hope Conversion Facility
- Cameco’s public information and disclosure protocol documents for the Port Hope Conversion Facility
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- Radionuclide releases: Nuclear Processing Facilities dataset in the Open Government catalogue for information on releases from this facility
Health and safety
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- Regulatory oversight report – Uranium and nuclear substance processing facilities
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