Refining: Blind River

  • The Blind River operation is the world’s largest commercial uranium refinery, refining uranium concentrates from mines around the world. 
  • The end product is uranium trioxide (UO3) powder which is transported to Cameco's Port Hope conversion facility for the next stages of processing. 
  • Cameco operates the ISO 14001 certified facility which opened in 1983 and is located in Ontario, Canada. 
Operation(As of December 31, 2016)
100% Cameco ownership
128 people employed
Production(As of December 31, 2016)
Licenced to 2022
24m kgU of licenced production capacity

Environment & Safety

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

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