Notice of public hearing and participant funding offering for AREVA Resources Canada Inc.'s McClean Lake licence renewal

News Release

October 14, 2016 – Ottawa, ON

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist members of the public, Aboriginal groups and other stakeholders in participating in the licence application review and Commission hearing process for AREVA Resources Canada Inc.’s (AREVA) uranium mine and mill operating licence renewal for the McClean Lake Operation.

The CNSC will hold a public hearing in La Ronge, Saskatchewan on June 7 or 8, 2017 to consider an application from AREVA to renew its uranium mine and mill operating licence for a period of 12 years, until June 2029. The current operating licence expires on June 30, 2017.

The McClean Lake Operation is located in northern Saskatchewan, approximately 750 km north of Saskatoon, SK. The renewal of the operating licence would also allow AREVA to continue processing uranium ore slurry from Cameco Corporation’s Cigar Lake Operation, also located in northern Saskatchewan.

Participant funding of up to $75,000 is being offered for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information, through informed and topic-specific interventions to the Commission. Funding will be awarded for the review of documentation including CNSC staff and AREVA’s Commission member documents, and for participation in the public Commission hearing.

The deadline for submitting a completed participant funding application form to the CNSC is December 12, 2016.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment; to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

For more information, view the notice of public hearing or visit the Participate in a Public Commission Hearing and Participant Funding Program sections of the CNSC website.

McClean Lake Operation

McClean Lake Operation

Quick facts

  • The McClean Lake operation is located about 750 km north of Saskatoon, SK.
  • No conventional mining has been carried out at McClean Lake since 2008.
  • Uranium ore mined at the Cigar Lake Mine is processed at the McClean Lake Mill.


Aurèle Gervais
Media Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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