Blind River

Blind River refinery

Blind River is the world’s largest commercial uranium refinery, refining uranium concentrates from mines around the world into UO3.

Location Ontario, Canada
Ownership 100%
End product UO3
ISO certification ISO 14001 certified
Licensed capacity 24 million kgU as UO3 per year
(subject to the completion of certain equipment upgrades)
Estimated decommissioning cost $39 million

2012 Update


Our Blind River refinery produced 13.1 million kgU of UO3 this year, enabling our conversion business to achieve its production targets.


In February, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission granted a 10-year operating licence for the Blind River refinery. In addition to the new operating licence, the annual licensed production capacity was increased from 18 million kgU as UO3 to 24 million kgU as UO3 subject to the completion of certain equipment upgrades.

Managing Our Risks

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