For the years ended December 31, 2007 and 2006
($Cdn thousands except per share amounts and as noted)
On July 13, 2007, Cameco discovered uranium and other production-associated chemicals in the soil beneath its Port Hope uranium hexafluoride (UF6) conversion plant. As a result, production of UF6 has been suspended until Cameco is able to remove the contaminated soil and implement necessary corrective measures. Current estimates indicate that the clean up of the contaminated area will cost approximately $15,000,000 to $20,000,000 and a total of $17,000,000 was recognized in earnings for 2007.