Rabbit Lake

  • In the context of ongoing weak market conditions and our tier-one strategy, production has been suspended at our Rabbit Lake operation and the facility is transitioning into care and maintenance.
  • Rabbit Lake has produced more than 202 million pounds of uranium concentrates since production began at the northern Saskatchewan facility in 1975.

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Licenced to 2023

Q3 2016 Update

Production Curtailment

The transition of the Rabbit Lake operation to care and maintenance was completed at the end of August, at a cost of $39.6 million. The site will remain in a safe care and maintenance state for the remainder of the year at a cost of about $15 million. Additionally, the total severance cost of $10.6 million is included in our cost of sales and reflected in our results.

We are continually weighing the value of maintaining the operation in standby, against the cost of doing so. However, as long as production is suspended, we expect care and maintenance costs to range between $35 million and $40 million annually for the first few years.

Rabbit Lake Production

Cameco's Share (millions lbs)

3 months ended
September 30
9 months ended
September 30
2016 2015 Change 2016 2015 Change 2016 Plan
- 1.1 (100)% 1.1 2.2 (50)% 1.1

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Environment & Safety

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

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Reserves & Resources

Our mineral reserves and resources are the foundation of our company and fundamental to our success.

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