- The combined operations at Smith Ranch (including the North Butte satellite mine) and Highland form the largest uranium production facility in the United States.
- Cameco operates both ISO 14001 certified Wyoming locations, which opened in 1975 and 1972 respectively, and uses the environment-friendly in situ recovery mining method.
- The Smith Ranch central plant currently processes all of the uranium while the Highland mill is idle.
At Smith Ranch-Highland, production for the year was 36% lower than in 2015 due to the decision to curtail production in 2016.
Smith Ranch-Highland Production
Cameco's Share (millions lbs)
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The curtailment of Cameco Resources’ US ISR operations resulted in a reduction of 85 positions, including employees and long-term contractors, with a workforce of 160 remaining to operate the sites. The severance cost was $3.6 million, which is included in our cost of sales.
Please see our 2016 Q4 MD&A for additional information.
Environment & Safety
Worker safety, environmental monitoring and proper decommissioning after project completion are of the utmost importance to Cameco.
Reserves & Resources
Our mineral reserves and resources are the foundation of our company and fundamental to our success.
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