Conversion: Port Hope

  • Port Hope is the only uranium conversion facility in Canada.
  • Cameco operates the ISO 14001 certified facility which produces uranium hexafluoride and uranium dioxide, required in the production of fuel for light water and Candu-type, heavy water nuclear reactors.
  • Uranium-related products have been produced on the Ontario-based site since 1935.
Operation(As of December 31, 2017)
100% Cameco ownership
344 Employees at Port Hope Conversion in 2017
Production(As of December 31, 2017)
7.9 million pounds annual production at Port Hope in 2017 of U3O8
Canadian Candu fuel supplier (UO2)
Port Hope is Licensed until 2027
Only uranium conversion facility in Canada

Environment & Safety

Worker safety, environmental monitoring and proper decommissioning after project completion are of the utmost importance to Cameco.

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