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BLIND RIVER

History/Innovation

2007 CNSC grants five-year licence renewal
2005 Cameco Signs Agreement Adding Uranium Conversion Capacity
2002 achieved International Standards Organization (ISO) 14001 certification for environmental management systems in 2002
2001 achieved a safety milestone with a record 11 years without a lost-time accident
2000 received safety awards from the Industrial Accident Prevention Association and Human Resources Development Canada
2000 a new record of 10 years without a lost-time accident was achieved - the refinery received safety awards from the Industrial Accident Prevention Association and Human Resources Development Canada
1999 produced 9,605 tonnes of UO3 in 2000 compared to 11,360 tonnes
1996 processing plant commissioned. It is now producing recyclable calcined uranium-bearing byproduct from the refining process. The new process reduces the volume of byproduct by almost 75%
1994 construction began on a $10 million processing plant within the operation to convert liquid byproduct to calcined material
1983 construction and commissioning of the Blind River refinery completed
1981 site and construction approvals received from the Atomic Energy Control Board
1980 site applications filed with regulatory agencies, development agreements negotiated, public information meetings held and site preparation completed
1979 government of Canada announces a new 18,000 tonne UO3 refinery will be built in Blind River to encourage industrial development in this region of Ontario