McClean Lake Operation granted 10-year licence renewal by CNSC

AREVA Resources Canada has been granted a 10 year licence renewal for its McClean Lake Operation by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). The McClean Lake Operation Licence is valid as of July 1, 2017 and will expire on June 30, 2027.

“We are pleased with the outcome of the McClean Lake Operation licence renewal process” said Vincent Martin, president and CEO. “It speaks to the excellent performance of this operation over the past 22 years, in compliance with the requirements of the Nuclear Safety Control Act, its regulations and other legislative requirements.”

AREVA conducts its operations in a manner that limits the risks to the health and safety of workers and the public, limits the risks to the environment, limits the risks to national security and is consistent with Canada’s international obligations. AREVA is committed to continue to operate to the highest safety, health and environmental protection standards.

“We also appreciated the opportunity that this licence renewal process offered to interested stakeholders to express their viewpoints on our McClean Lake Operation’s track record, our corporate social responsibility performance and the Saskatchewan uranium mining industry’s contribution to our neighbouring northern communities. We thank the intervenors for their contribution to this process and look forward to continue our on-going dialogue with interested stakeholders.”

Information on AREVA’s McClean Lake Operation Licence Renewal is available on the CNSC website