Cigar Lake begins production

The Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, Canada has finally celebrated the start of production, 18 months after mining first began.

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L-R: Masahiro Onodera (Tepco), Olivier Wantz (Areva), Bill Boyd (Sask.), Tim Gitzel (Cameco), Hiroshi Seki (Idemitsu)

The mine has already produced and packaged 6.1Mlb of uranium oxide so far this year, at the lower end of its 6-8Mlb guidance for the year.

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