New Acid Plant To Be Built At Key Lake

Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 14:23



Cameco has won approval from Canada’s nuclear safety regulator to build a new acid plant at the Key Lake uranium mill site.


Company spokesman Gord Struthers says Snake Lake Construction and Tron Power are already at work on the new site.


The company also plans to construct a new oxygen plant at Key Lake.


Both facilities are used in the milling of uranium ore.


Struthers expects the bulk of the work to be completed in 2010.


He says the new acid plant will be easier on the environment than the old one, because it will use “new and better technology” that will result in reduced sulphur dioxide emissions from the facility.


The new plant is anticipated to have ten per cent the emission rate of the old facility.