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The uranium industry in this Canadian province provides many jobs and promotes investment and economic development throughout the country. The industry provides all of these benefits in an environmentally and socially responsible manner and is held accountable for its performance. Regular internal and external audits on the environment and safety of operations are ongoing and thousands of air, water and vegetation samples are taken annually. These samples demonstrate, and the government regulatory agencies agree, that the industry is protecting the environment.

Uranium in Saskatchewan is a series of fact sheets that are produced annually by Saskatchewan's uranium mining industry. The information contained has been gathered from corporations producing uranium in the province. The fact sheets represent the combined total of all efforts of the companies and their employees and contractors who produce this valuable source of energy used worldwide to generate electricity.

These fact sheets illustrate the magnitude of this industry and the benefits that accrue to the people of Saskatchewan.

Cameco Corporation and ORANO Canada are the two uranium producers in Saskatchewan, producing all of Canada's uranium. For additional information on the Saskatchewan uranium mining industry, please visit the following websites:

One ton of natural uranium can produce more than 40 million kilowatt-hours of electricity. This is equivalent to burning 16,000 tons of coal or 80,000 barrels of oil.