Life Cycle

At Cameco, we are committed to leaving behind a positive legacy after mining is complete.

Protection of the environment is considered through all stages of a project, from the design of a facility, through construction, operation, decommissioning, and reclamation.

Prior to mine construction, baseline research is collected as part of an environmental assessment to understand the state of the environment before we begin work. The design of a facility is chosen to minimize or remove environmental impact during mine operations. The goal of reclamation is to return a site to a condition that is safe and useful for people and nature.