Cameco Restarts Cigar Lake
“The safety of our workers, their families and communities is always our top priority,” President and CEO Tim Gitzel said. “In recent months, we have implemented several enhanced safety protocols for Cigar Lake, including increased distancing between passengers on flights, mandatory medical-grade masks for all workers, and increased sanitization and physical barriers in our eating areas. We also worked with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and have established a licensed COVID-19 testing facility at the mine site.
As the restart process begins, Cameco said it will closely monitor the COVID-19 case counts and the ongoing success of the vaccine rollout, and will continue to have regular dialogue with public health authorities and northern Saskatchewan leaders.
The timing of production restart and the production rate at Cigar Lake will be dependent on how quickly the company can remobilize the workforce. Cameco is not providing updates to its outlook at this time.