There is no way we can allow expansion of the uranium industry in this province! It’s already made enough of a mess. And now, Cameco makes more of a toxic mess in Saskatchewan’s north. Seriously folks, radioactive water floods a place and it’s minor?
Cameco deals with minor flood at Rabbit Lake
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 | 1:59 PM CT
Cameco is trying to mop up a minor flood at one of its northern Saskatchewan uranium mines.
Water is seeping into the Eagle Point mine at Cameco’s Rabbit Lake operation. The Saskatoon-based uranium giant says the flow of water is 40 to 50 cubic metres per hour.
At that rate, it would take about two days to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool.
The company has the ability to get the water out, but a surface pump is in the middle of an upgrade so Cameco is scaling back work in some areas of the mine.
“We are closely monitoring … the water and of course it’s all being sent for treatment or being stored in designated areas underground,” said Cameco spokesman Lyle Krahn.