Survey shows strong support for local Cameco operations

 

"These are very good results and we feel we have lots to be proud of. It takes transparency and hard work from our employees to sustain this high level of support," said Dale Clark, vice-president of Cameco's Fuel Services Division.

Port Hope residents continue to support local Cameco operations according to a recent public opinion survey. Results show 85% of local residents support the continuation of Cameco’s operations in Port Hope. For the last nine years Cameco has maintained above 80% approval rating and remains a trusted corporate citizen in the local community.

"These are very good results and we feel we have lots to be proud of. It takes transparency and hard work from our employees to sustain this high level of support," said Dale Clark, vice-president of Cameco's Fuel Services Division.

In the survey, a large majority of community members said they feel Port Hope is a safe and healthy place to live (87%) and are supportive of the changes proposed as part of Cameco’s Vision in Motion plan seeing this project as a step in the right direction and a benefit for Port Hope (90%).

Cameco plays a large role in the Ontario nuclear industry and it is clear that residents are aware of the fact that all uranium in Ontario reactors is processed by Cameco in Port Hope and that nuclear energy provided more than half of the electricity to Ontario in 2016.

The public opinion survey of 400 Port Hope residents (Wards 1 and 2) was conducted in June and July, 2018. Cameco conducts public opinion surveys to measure levels of awareness, support and trust in the community and to gauge the effectiveness of its communication and public engagement efforts. See the summary report for more details.