The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission says the food and air in and around Cluff and McClean Lakes in northwestern Saskatchewan are safe for humans.
The federal agency analyzed the 2017 sampling results from the Cluff Lake closed mine site and updated the 2016 results from the McClean Lake operation.
The air, northern pike, whitefish, blueberries and Labrador tea were tested for various metals and contaminants and concluded that the environment is protected and there are no expected health impacts.
The McClean Lake site has been in operation since 1999 and includes a uranium mill and tailings management facility.
The Cluff Lake site was shut down in 2002 and consisted of a uranium mine, mill and tailings management area.
Major decommissioning activities were completed in 2006.
(PHOTO: McClean Lake Mill. Courtesy of Denison Mines Corp. Facebook)