About This Organization
ORANO (formally AREVA operates the uranium and mill at McClean Lake in northern Saskatchewan. Uranium mined and milled in Saskatchewan is transported to Ontario and other points worldwide for processing.
McClean Lake Mill
The Orano operated McClean Lake mill is a unique facility – it is the most technologically advanced mill in the world for the processing of high-grade uranium ore without dilution. The McClean Lake mill opened in 1999 and underwent a period of care and maintenance from 2010 to 2014. In October, 2014, coinciding with our celebration of 50 years in Canada, the McClean Lake restart began with the processing of all ore from the newly opened Cigar Lake mine located 80 kilometres away. Since its original commissioning, the mill has achieved a production of over 68 million pounds of uranium concentrate. In 2016 alone, the mill processed a record 17.3 million pounds.