Cameco Fuel Manufacturing Port Hope Granted a 1-year Licence Renewal from the CNSC

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced today that Cameco Fuel Manufacturing (CFM) in Port Hope has been granted a 1-year renewal of its Fuel Facility Operating Licence. The CNSC’s Record of Decision will be available in the near future, and you can read the news release here.

The renewed licence allows the facility to operate until February 28, 2023. Cameco purposely requested a 1-year licence renewal in order to put the licensing activities for CFM out of sequence with the licencing process for the Blind River Refinery, which was scheduled to occur at the same time. While awaiting the 1-year licence renewal, CFM applied to the CNSC on October 4, 2021, to renew the applied-for one-year licence, for a period of 20 years.

Cameco expects the 20-year licence renewal will be heard by the CNSC through a public hearing at some point late in 2022. This process is expected to include interventions and the CNSC’s Participant Funding Program will also be available. More information about this request is available on Cameco’s website.


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