Nuclear facility – Key Lake Operation
Cameco owns and is licensed to operate the Key Lake Operation, located in northern Saskatchewan. The CNSC has full-time staff in Saskatoon and Ottawa who perform regular inspections to evaluate operations and to verify compliance with regulatory requirements and licence conditions.
|Licence issued:||November 1, 2013|
|Licence expires:||October 31, 2023|
|Start of operation:||1983|
|Licensing documentation:||Request a copy of the Key Lake Operation licence and licence conditions handbook at email@example.com|
|Facility website:||Key Lake|
The Commission is an independent administrative tribunal set up at arm's length from government, without ties to the nuclear industry. Use the links below to find documents related to Commission meetings or hearings.
- June 7 and 8, 2023: Notice of Public Hearing and Participant Funding - Cameco Corporation - Applications to renew the licences for the Key Lake and McArthur River operations
The CNSC posts regulatory enforcement actions taken to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment. Use the links below to find out more about any orders or penalties that have been placed on this licensee, if any.
- No recent regulatory actions
Licensees must report events and incidents involving licensed activities that could impact the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment to the CNSC. Use the links below to find any information provided by this licensee, if any, as well as other public disclosures made by licensees.
- Cameco's disclosure protocol
- Cameco's Key Lake facility latest news
- Regulatory oversight reports for uranium mines and mills in Canada
Protecting Canadians and the environment
The CNSC uses information provided by licensees to create our own reports assessing the environmental effects of nuclear facilities or licensed activities.
- Environmental monitoring: Independent environmental monitoring results collected by the CNSC – 2021 Independent Environmental Monitoring Program results for the Key Lake Operation
- Environmental risk assessment: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy
- Cameco’s environmental monitoring
- Cameco's Key Lake environmental risk assessment
- Cameco’s environmental management program: Email email@example.com to request a copy
- Federal, provincial and municipal monitoring programs: List of monitoring programs managed by other levels of government
Radionuclide releases: Uranium mines and mills dataset in the Open Government catalogue for information on releases from this facility
Health and safety
The CNSC oversees licensee emergency planning and works with other levels of government to ensure the health and safety of Canadians. We also conduct and review health studies on various areas associated with the production, possession or use of nuclear substances.
- CNSC health studies on Canadian nuclear facilities: Relevant health studies of nuclear reactors regulated by the CNSC
- Cameco radiation protection program (External PDF, 168 KB)
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