BLIND RIVER REFINERY
In 1979, the government of Canada announced the development of a uranium refinery in the Blind River area by Crown-owned Eldorado Nuclear Ltd.
In 1981, the Atomic Energy Control Board (precursor to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission) approved the site and construction of the facility. Construction was completed and the facility commissioned in 1983.
Cameco became the operator of the Blind River refinery in 1988, when the assets of Eldorado Nuclear and Saskatchewan Mining Development Corporation (a provincial Crown corporation) were merged to form a new company.
Cameco became a publicly traded company in 1991.
Plans for the Blind River...
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