Environment and Safety
Cameco's highest priorities are the health and safety of people and protection of the environment.
Cameco Fuel Manufacturing ensures that these priorities are met through the comprehensive programs it has in place. Our environmental monitoring program includes air, soil, groundwater and sanitary sewer sampling at source (stack) and in the immediately surrounding area.
We submit quarterly reports summarizing environmental data to the CNSC, other regulatory agencies and the Municipality of Port Hope.
Cameco Fuel Manufacturing is registered under the ISO 14001 program, an internationally recognized standard for environmental management systems.
The long history of the nuclear industry in Port Hope has raised questions among some residents about potential health impacts. Over the past several decades, a number of studies have confirmed that the health of Port Hope residents is consistent with people in other Ontario communities.
In 2009, the CNSC drafted a report amalgamating the results and conclusions of all Port Hope health studies commissioned over the years. Based on these studies and the findings of research conducted in other countries, the CNSC concluded that "no adverse health effects have occurred or are likely to occur in Port Hope, as a result of the operations of the nuclear industry in the community."
For more information see the CNSC website.
Cameco Fuel Manufacturing reports environmental incidents to regulatory agencies as required by federal and provincial regulations. As part of our commitment to keep residents informed about what's happening at our facilities, we also provide information about environmental incidents that could be of interest to the community on this website.
Peter Smith inspects finished fuel bundles...
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