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Uranium shipments suspended by Cameco, Areva , due to Saskatchewan fires

Climate change is bringing heatwaves, which bring wildfires, which bring added dangers to all phases of the nuclear fuel chain

wildfire-nukeflag-canadaCameco, Areva suspend uranium shipments due to Saskatchewan fires http://globalnews.ca/news/2102099/cameco-and-areva-suspend-uranium-shipments-due-to-saskatchewan-fires/ By Staff The Canadian Press CALGARY, 10 July 15  – Cameco Corp. and Areva Resources Canada have stopped shipping uranium from their northern Saskatchewan operations after wildfires made highway transportation unsafe. Cameco spokesman Gord Struthers says the company suspended shipments from the mines in the region about a week ago.

Areva spokeswoman Veronique Larlham says that company did the same a few days ago.

READ MORE: Increased wildfire behaviour expected in Saskatchewan due to weather

But both say their overall uranium deliveries are continuing normally because they have large inventories.

The operations affected are Cameco’s Rabbit Lake mine, McArthur River mine and Key Lake mill, the Cameco-Areva jointly-owned Cigar Lake mine, and Areva’s McClean Lake mill.

July 11, 2015 - Posted by | Canada, climate change

2 Comments »

  1. […] “Mining giants Cameco and Areva have had to stop shipping uranium from their northern operations as highways and airstrips are periodically closed by smoke and flame.” From “Officials say mining sector in Saskatchewan being affected by wildfires/ Mines suspending operations as fires rage through province” July 16, 2015 by The Canadian Press https://nuclear-news.net/2015/07/11/uranium-shipments-suspended-by-cameco-areva-due-to-saskatchewan-f… […]

    Pingback by Wildfires Force Evacuation of Uranium Mine Sites; Stop Shipments of Uranium; Endanger Firefighters and Environment | Mining Awareness Plus | August 1, 2015 | Reply

  2. […] “Mining giants Cameco and Areva have had to stop shipping uranium from their northern operations as highways and airstrips are periodically closed by smoke and flame.” From “Officials say mining sector in Saskatchewan being affected by wildfires/ Mines suspending operations as fires rage through province” July 16, 2015 by The Canadian Press https://nuclear-news.net/2015/07/11/uranium-shipments-suspended-by-cameco-areva-due-to-saskatchewan-f… […]

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