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Cameco - Blind River

Cameco is committed to safe, clean and reliable operations wherever we operate.

Our goal is to energize a sustainable future that powers generations to come, while building relationships based on transparency, integrity and trust. Our priority is safety – for the environment, our communities, our customers, and employees – and it’s at the heart of all that we do.

The Blind River Refinery opened in 1983. It has been operated by Cameco since 1988 when Cameco was founded and today, it's the world's largest commercial uranium refinery.

Uranium ore concentrates are shipped here from mines around the world, including those in Canada, Australia and the United States. The facility includes a processing plant, water treatment plant, power plant, and analytical labs.

In the process plant, we refine uranium concentrates to produce a purified intermediate product called uranium trioxide (UO3) which is then shipped to our Port Hope Conversion Facility for further processing.