Mining and Milling the Midwest Project

The Midwest Project involves the mining and milling of a uranium deposit located near the eastern margin of the Athabasca basin in northern Saskatchewan; about 15 km west of the JEB mill at the McClean Lake Operation. COGEMA proposed to extend the mining and milling activities at the McClean Lake Operation to include the Midwest Project. The project includes the following components: development of the Midwest ore deposit as an open pit mine; development of a dedicated haul road linking the Midwest development with the existing McClean Lake Operation; and increasing the production capacity of the JEB mill to accommodate the planned rate for milling of the Midwest ore.

Latest update

September 12, 2012 - The Decision of Responsible Authorities has been taken.



Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Alison Dourado, Environmental Assessment Officer
280 Slater Street
P.O Box 1046, Station B
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5S9
Telephone: 613-947-1051 or 1-800-668-5284
Fax: 613-995-5086

  • Location

    • McClean Lake Operation (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    AREVA Resources Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Natural Resources Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Comprehensive study under CEAA 1992
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

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