Nuclear facility - Blind River Refinery

The Blind River Refinery refines uranium concentrates, also known as yellowcake, to produce uranium trioxide (UO3), which is a product of the nuclear fuel cycle. The UO3 is then shipped the Port Hope Conversion Facility for further processing.

Main entrance to Cameco’s Blind River Refinery
Location: Blind River, Ontario
Licensee: Cameco Corporation
Facility type: Uranium refinery
Owner: Cameco Corporation
Status: Operating
Licence issued: March 1, 2012
Licence expires: February 28, 2022
Start of operation: 1983
Licensing documentation: Request a copy of the Blind River Refinery’s licence and licence conditions handbook by email at cnsc.info.ccsn@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca
Facility website: Blind River Refinery

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