Cameco and Areva suspend uranium shipments

by The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

CALGARY, Alberta— 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 and Areva spokeswoman Veronique Larlham says that company did the same a few days ago.

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.