Corrupt Canada’s Cigar Lake Uranium Mine

31 01 2016

CKOM – (sept. 24, 2015) Cigar Lake mine starts production after finding one of world’s richest uranium deposits in 1981whiteRAD_yellRed

“On a stretch of land in Northern Saskatchewan a cluster of buildings mark the entrance to the Cigar Lake uranium mine. After being discovered in 1981, Cameco and AREVA officially marked the start of production Wednesday [Sept. 23, 2015] with a ribbon cutting and underground tour.”

” . . . Discovered in the Athabasca Basin, it is one of the richest uranium deposits ever found.”

Item: CBC News (Mar. 23, 2014) – Cameco now mining ore at Cigar Lake

Cameco is now mining and shipping uranium at its long-delayed Cigar Lake mine in northern Saskatchewan.

The Saskatoon-based company said Thursday that ore production has begun at the site, which has been slow getting off the ground after a catastrophic flood in 2006.

Ore is being transported to the McClean Lake mill, located 70 kilometres to the northeast, which is operated by AREVA Resources Canada Inc., a minority owner of the mine.”

“. . . . The uranium deposit at Cigar Lake is expected to be one of the richest in the world, but getting to this point hasn’t been cheap — as of late last year, the capital costs were around $2.6 billion.”

Cameco (CCO) CCJ, announced today that production from the Cigar Lake mine in northern Saskatchewan has surpassed 10 million pounds of uranium concentrate (Cameco’s share 5 million pounds).

The Cigar Lake mine is owned by Cameco (50.025%), AREVA Resources Canada Inc. (37.1%), Idemitsu Canada Resources Ltd. (7.875%) and TEPCO Resources Inc. (5.0%) and is operated by Cameco.

First Shipment of Canadian Uranium Reaches India

“On December 3, the first consignment of Canadian uranium Cameco has ever sold to India reached the Port of Mumbai. This delivery is part of an agreement for Cameco to deliver 7.1 million pounds of uranium concentrate to India through 2020.”

MarketWatch – (Apr 24, 2015) – The uranium trade is about to go nuclear

The market for uranium is showing signs of life just over four years since Japan’s massive earthquake and tsunami caused the worst nuclear disaster in a quarter century.

Japan has plans to restart some nuclear reactors this year, the first since all of them in the country were eventually shut down in the wake of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster.

“As a relatively cheap and clean source of energy, the demand for nuclear energy has been growing for fundamental reasons that even the Fukushima accident couldn’t derail,” said Brien Lundin, publisher of Gold Newsletter [ sounds like persistent internet troll, Silver & Gold man – F.C. ], which covers the entire metals and natural-resource sector.

(Dec 14, 2015) – Cigar Lake Achieves Production Milestone

“Cameco (CCO) CCJ,  announced today that production from the Cigar Lake mine in northern Saskatchewan has surpassed 10 million pounds of uranium concentrate (Cameco’s share 5 million pounds).

The Cigar Lake mine is owned by Cameco (50.025%), AREVA Resources Canada Inc. (37.1%), Idemitsu Canada Resources Ltd. (7.875%) and TEPCO Resources Inc. (5.0%) and is operated by Cameco .”

Cameco stock = CA:CCO

The area – info



CANADA / JAPAN – Partners in Crime!

TEPCO Press Release – Dec 22,2004Cigar Lake Uranium Mine Project, Canada to Begin Construction:- One of the World’s Largest, High-Grade Uranium Mine Project Goes Ahead

The Joint Venture consists of 4 partners: TEPCO Resources Inc. (Canada),
TEPCO's wholly-owned subsidiary, CAMECO (Canada), COGEMA (France), and a
subsidiary of Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. (Canada).  TEPCO Resources Inc.
owns 5% interest of Cigar Lake uranium mine project. 

The project has so far devoted itself to prepare for the construction,
including licensing and detailed engineering.  The decision to proceed
with the construction was officially resolved among the Joint Venture
partners at the Joint Venture Management Committee meeting held in
Saskatchewan on December 21, 2004 (Japan time) and Canadian Nuclear Safety
Commission approved the construction license on the same day. 

URANIUM: Cigar Lake mine and McClean Lake mill outputs to rise

“SASKATCHEWAN – Saskatoon-based Cameco Corp. says it plans to boost the production rate at the Cigar Lake uranium mine to 16 million packaged lb of uranium concentrate. The company’s share will be 8 million lb, with the balance shared by its partners Areva Resources Canada (37%), Idemitsu Canada Resources (8%), and Tepco Resources (5%).

Ore from the Cigar Lake mine is treated at the McClean Lake uranium mill operated by Areva. With the increase in Cigar Lake ore, the throughput of the mill must be raised to 16 million lb U3O8 per year from the current rate of 13 million lb. Operator Areva will apply to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for permission to increase production. . . . “

Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. (JOGMEC) did the deal!

Finance for the Cigar Lake Project

Outline of the Cigar Lake Uranium Mine [PDF]

Cameco’s Cigar Lake info page

Idemitsu Kosan company history

MAP  (Click on image for Full Size) –


Who owns what:
50.025%   |   CAMECO (Operator, Canada)
37.100%   |   COGEMA (Canadian subsidiary, aka COGEMA Resources Inc.)
 7.875%   |   Idemitsu Kosan (Canadian subsidiary, aka Idemitsu Uranium Exploration Canada Ltd.)
 5 %          |   TEPCO (Canadian subsidiary, aka TEPCO Resources Inc.)

2011 – Yoichi Shimatsu writes about TEPCO’s Hidden Connections Tepco “Compensation” For Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Is A Political Fraud

“These secret overseas funds are difficult to track down since funds can be routed through any of Tepco’s 258 affiliated companies.”

“Its long-term business relationship with Toshiba and Hitachi are hidden in Japan’s opaque system of cross-holdings of shares between related companies



whiteRAD+redBlkMining AwarenessNo Free Speech in Canada: Professor with Nuclear-Uranium Mining-Govt Ties Has Disabled Man Arrested and Put in Jail

Radionuclides in Sediment vs. Seawater and in Plankton-Marine Invertebrates (e.g. Sea Stars)

“Early US Atomic Energy Commission-WHOI [Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.] research is found below, indicating that Ken Buessler (WHOI) and Jay Cullen’s testing is not thorough enough. Their research is clearly inadequate to evaluate the impact of the ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster on life in the Pacific. Given their funding-ties to the nuclear-military industrial complex, should one be surprised? They are getting a lot of governmental funding, and in the case of WHOI, foreign partnerships-funding, including the University of Tokyo!
Of course, Jay Cullen’s funding source frequently “partners” with Cameco, which co-owns a major, newly opened, uranium mine with TEPCO at Cigar Lake.”




whiteRAD+redBlkA Green Road Blog Open Letter To All Marine Biologists, Nuclear Industry Whistle Blower Dana Durnford Arrested, Documenting The Mass Die Off And Sterilization Of West Coast, Death Of Pacific Ocean

whiteRAD+redBlkYoichi Shimatsu – In Defense of Dana Durnford

whiteRAD+redBlkCanada’s Vested Interest in the Protection of the Nuclear Industry Via Continued Lies About Fukushima

“Jay Cullen, for example, is employed by the University of Victoria on the British Columbia, Canada coast.

The University of Victoria is funded by the Canadian federal government.

Canada is the number two exporter of uranium worldwide and a major exporter of nuclear reactors, just like the ones that have been melting down non-stop, 24/7, for four-and-a-half years now at Fukushima, Japan.”

“. . . . northern Saskatchewan – my home province – is the second largest producer of uranium in the world. This is where the uranium is mined – mainly from McArthur River, the largest uranium mine in the world.

We’re doing what we can to get back to number one, too. Uranium production in Saskatchewan is on the upswing after the opening of a new mine at Cigar Lake in March 2014.”

whiteRAD+redBlkFukushima’s Political Fallout Puts Anti-nuke Researcher On Trial

whiteRAD+redBlkNuclear Proctologist – Fukushima Radioactive Fallout in Canada has wrecked the ocean and coast lines

whiteRAD+redBlkHow to Spot Pro Nuclear Pr Firms and Other Boot-licking Mass Murdering Crazy Nuclear Lapdogs

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Dr. Leuren Moret says, “About 7 years ago I was invited to campaign against uranium mining in Canada (during a big election) at the request of MP Atamanenko representing the Cootenays (Mtn. range west of the Rockies) in British Columbia/Alberta area. I spent a lot of time and research learning about uranium and other deposits of minerals in Canada, including Cigar Lake.

QEII owns all of the mineral rights to the entire Commonwealth including Canada and she owns all the people too. Queen_E  The uranium deposits are very interesting including the geology of Canada and the United Plates of America (tectonic plates). I also learned a lot about the impact on the environment from the uranium mining activities – and public health.

Vancouver is a big big, big center of metals and mining speculation and stocks in Canada – and its all very corrupt and crooked. I was writing so much and doing interviews about 5 years ago online that my information started showing up on big mining investors websites. It was pretty exciting, but I also learned how dirty and fraudulent most of the non-existing mining companies really are where people get conned into investing into mining companies that are just a front for stealing money.”


RoyalHands  Queen’s University is Uranium U. too!

2009 – Cigar Lake Uranium Deposit Orientation Survey

Uravan is a Calgary; Alberta based R&D mineral exploration company specializing in uranium exploration….
in 2008 Uravan entered into a multi-year collaborative research agreement with QFIR at Queen’s University [!!!].  varsitySMQFIR was established in 1997 under the direction of Dr. Kurt Kyser. Research interests at QFIR include stable isotope geochemistry, evolution of fluids in basins, low-temperature geochemistry, geochronology and fluid-rock interactions. The focus of the Uravan-QFIR collaborative work is the study of uranium deposit geology...”










17 responses

31 01 2016

Beautifully done piece!

31 01 2016

I forgot to add you to credits!
So thinks for the links 🙂
and if I get more to add on later, I will….

1 02 2016

up yer alley … see post below by Dublinsmick …

31 01 2016
A Green Road Project

Reblogged this on A Green Road Daily News.

31 01 2016

great! I will add on to it if I find out more….

31 01 2016

Just for those who don’t know, COGEMA was a French state owned entity which was renamed AREVA. They have had at least one US mine … I think they sold the US mine to Russia (Uranium 1). They were under investigation by the French gov in the Uranmin scandal for around a decade. Areva, EDF, and Rosatom as state owned cannot go bankrupt which is unfair international competition. If they want to do that in their own country that is their business.

The US appears rare in that in the eastern part people can own their own mineral rights. In the west much of the mineral rights is gov owned and then people and corporations can stake a claim. Some of eastern Canada people can own mineral rights, especially in urban areas. I think the law was changed to give mineral rights to the crown late … Maybe as late as 1900. It would be interesting to see who was King or Queen when the rule changed.

31 01 2016

On the map there are only corp. owner cities shown …. so what’s in Regina, Canada?

1 02 2016

Japan Swindler’s List-Chiune “Sempo” Sugihara’s List (Let’s Take A Look Between The Lines Of The Japanese-Nazi Alliance)

Editor’s note: It is highly likely that Sempo helped funnel them to Manchuria to help with the the rape of Nanking where Jewish Betar legions joined in with the Japanese.

1 02 2016

this explains a lot ….

1 02 2016

It is subject dear to me heart as you can tell. So much of the world we live in nownwas shaped by this era, the destruction of Germany and the Russian empire.

There is a spirited debate going on here if you are interested.

Cheers and keep the faith! 🙂

1 02 2016

(my head will explode if I register at one more site) … I am not versed on the pedigree of these bankers … BUT … I did read The Arms of Krupp and it said the Brits were still paying Krupp (Germany) royalties on bullets fired in WWI (!).
The Krupp steel patent made the best bullets evidently and they calculate how many bullets fired in a war by tally of the dead. X amount of bullets fired per kill. And 1/x cent per bullet to Germany paid off for years and years overlapped into WWII.

1 02 2016

= sound of head exploding =

8 02 2016

Canadian uranium producer Cameco reports quarterly loss

17 02 2016
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