CNSC Requests Safety Checks in Aftermath off Tailings Breach

CTV reported that Canada’s nuclear watchdog, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, has asked the uranium mining and milling operations that it oversees to ensure that all necessary inspections and monitoring are in compliance with license conditions.

According to a letter sent to Areva Resources, Cameco Corp., Rio Algom, Willet Green Miller, P.J. Brugger and Associates, EWL Management Ltd. and Denison Mines Inc.:

The recent tailings dam breach that occurred at the Mount Polley mine in British Columbia on Aug. 4, 2014, has raised awareness of issues associated with tailings impoundments,

“This is a reminder that vigilance must be maintained by ensuring that tailings dams continue to be properly designed, constructed, operated, maintained and monitored to prevent such occurrences.

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