Project CLEANS

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SRC is managing Project CLEANS — a multi-year, multimillion-dollar project to assess and reclaim Gunnar Uranium Mine and Mill Site, Lorado Uranium Mill Site and 35 Satellite Mine Sites in northern Saskatchewan. The project is funded by the governments of Saskatchewan and Canada and is led by SRC's Environmental Remediation team. 

SRC would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather and work for Project CLEANS is Treaty 8 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.


Summer 2021 Newsletter

The summer issue of the Project CLEANS newsletter is now available. Learn about remediation activities that took place in the 2020 and what is happening at the sites in the 2021 work season. Download it now.

Project CLEANS Update Video

SRC's Project CLEANS team was unable to visit communities in January 2021 to hold meetings because of COVID restrictions, so the team compiled their updates into a video. Learn more about the work that was done in 2020 at the Gunnar Mine Site, Lorado Mill Site and the Satellite Sites and hear what’s in store for our 2021 work season and beyond. Watch in Dene and English

Satellite Sites Update

In May 2021, the Satellite Sites project team submitted two remediation reports to the Ministry of Environment, a significant project milestone. These deliverables summarize the remediation activities completed at the legacy uranium mine sites. Out of 35 legacy uranium mines, 17 mines have now been remediated. 


SRC’s Expertise

Our scientific and technical expertise provides the technologies and skills required to meet the complex needs of remediation projects, such as Project CLEANS. We have experience working with communities, Aboriginal groups, industry and government.

The goal of Project CLEANS is to conduct remediation activities in a manner that meets or exceeds regulatory requirements. Once the sites are cleaned up and made safe, environmental monitoring will be done to ensure remediation activities are successful. 

SRC is focused on safe work practices and is working with regulatory agencies to ensure the safety of workers and the public during the project.

community involvement

SRC continues to meet with the leadership and people of the Athabasca Basin region during all phases of Project CLEANS. We hold regular meetings in various communities across the region to provide updates on the project and to hear valuable information from the communities that may direct our management of this project.

Interested in bidding on work?

SRC Purchasing handles all requests for proposals, estimates and quotations to solicit bids for procurement contracts related to Project CLEANS. 

Available opportunities will be posted on the Project CLEANS homepage, as well as on SaskTenders (Organization Type: Crown Corporation > Saskatchewan Research Council). For more information, please call SRC Purchasing by email or phone at 1-306-933-5400.