Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

March 23, 2007 15:18 ET

CNSC Announces Decision on Licence Amendment for Cameco Corporation's Beaverlodge Waste Facility Operating Licence

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2007) - The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced today its decision to amend the operating licence for Cameco Corporation's Beaverlodge waste facility located near Uranium City, Saskatchewan. This decision was made following a one-day public hearing held on January 25, 2007 in Ottawa, Ontario. The amended licence will be valid until March 31, 2009.

During the public hearing, the Commission considered written submissions and oral presentations from Cameco Corporation, CNSC staff and five intervenors. The Commission concluded that Cameco Corporation is qualified to carry on the activities that the amended licence will authorize and that it will make adequate provision for the protection of the environment, the health and safety of persons, and the maintenance of national security and measures required to implement international obligations to which Canada has agreed.

The Record of Proceedings, including Reasons for Decision is available upon request to the Commission Secretariat. Transcripts of the hearing are available on the CNSC Web site at www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca, or by contacting the CNSC.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment and to respect Canada's international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

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