Jobs, Safety And Environmental Protection The Key Factors In Cameco Mining Applications, Nuclear Industry Says

Jobs, Safety And Environmental Protection The Key Factors In Cameco Mining 
Applications, Nuclear Industry Says 
SASKATOON, April 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Cameco's performance on jobs, safety and 
environmental protection are reasons to renew its licences for the Cigar Lake 
mine and the decommissioned Beaverlodge mine, the Canadian Nuclear Association 
(CNA) said today. 
"Cameco is the leading industrial employer of Aboriginal people in 
Saskatchewan," CNA President Heather Kleb told a Canadian Nuclear Safety 
Commission hearing in Saskatoon. "These are high-paying, secure jobs in 
northern communities," she added. Canadian uranium miners employ some 5,000 
Canadians and pay about $500 million in wages and benefits. 
The safety commission is holding hearings on Cameco's applications to mine 
uranium at Cigar Lake, the world's second-largest high-grade uranium deposit, 
and to renew its licence for the decommissioned Beaverlodge Mine and Mill site. 
Kleb pointed to Cameco's excellent health and safety record as a further 
reason to approve the applications. The company, one of the world's largest 
uranium producers, incurred only one lost-time injury at Cigar Lake over three 
years, and no injuries at Beaverlodge during that time. 
"When it comes to safety, we are never complacent," Kleb said. "Cameco values 
safety and, like all of our members, strives to improve even further." 
She also noted Cameco's core commitment to environmental protection: "By 
maintaining its commitment to the highest standards of environmental 
stewardship, Cameco continues to demonstrate our industry's responsible 
management over the full lifecycle of our activities," said Kleb. 
The Canadian Nuclear Association represents over 100 organizations that 
directly employ 30,000 men and women across Canada. 
John Stewart Director of Policy Canadian Nuclear Association stewartj@cna.ca 
Tel.: 613-237-4262 
SOURCE: CANADIAN NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION 
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