Cameco Fuel Manufacturing Port Hope Licence Renewal

Cameco Fuel Manufacturing (CFM) Port Hope holds a Class 1B Fuel Facility Operating (FFOL) Licence issued by Canada’s nuclear regulator, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). The current licence FFOL-3641.00/2022, issued on February 28, 2012 is valid until February 28, 2022.

On December 2, 2020, Cameco applied to the CNSC to renew its licence for a period of one year. We have requested a one-year licence renewal in order to strategically separate our CFM relicensing activities from our Blind River Refinery relicensing activities which are scheduled to occur at the same time. Making this change will put licensing proceedings out of phase and deliberately establish staggered licensing activities for the future. We are not requesting any changes to the existing terms and conditions of the current licence.

An application for a 10-year licence renewal is expected to be made later this year.

Cameco Fuel Manufacturing Port Hope has a long history of safe operations and has maintained strong operational and safety performance throughout the current licence period. Throughout this period:

  • Workers were safe and properly protected.
  • Cameco was in compliance with all applicable regulations and environmental releases were a fraction of the acceptable limits.
  • Cameco invested in the local community and provided financial support and resources to local organizations.

If you have any questions about the licence renewal process, please contact us at 1.905.800.2020 or


Cameco Fuel Manufacturing - Licence Renewal - Letter (PDF 350KB)

Cameco Fuel Manufacturing - Supplemental Submission for a One Year Licence Renewal (PDF 877KB)