ENVIRONMENT & SAFETY

Air Quality

Cameco measures the quality of the air near our facilities, in the immediate surroundings and off site. The possible effects of air emissions are also monitored through water quality programs and sampling plants in the environment. We measure and monitor sulphur dioxide, radon gas, and a number of other indicators.

To reduce the amount of these emissions we have filters installed on our release points within our facilities. Scrubber technology is also used to reduce air emissions of sulphur dioxide.

As a company that supports the production of clean air energy, Cameco also pays attention to the amount of greenhouse gases we create. We estimate greenhouse gas emissions through the amount of diesel, gasoline, propane and electricity use. Air and greenhouse gas emissions are reported to the regulators and the public through regular reporting and our Sustainable Development report.