Have any tailings management areas been successfully decommissioned in Canada?

LicensingThere are few Canadian uranium tailings management areas (tailings ponds) that have been subject to licensed decommissioning plans under the modern federal regulatory regime and there is lack of experience to confirm best practice on how to meet today’s standards.  There are examples of uranium tailings management areas being decommissioned by governments or their agencies following unlawfully abandonment by bankrupt proponents, but these are often sites where harm has already occurred and further harm is being prevented. No uranium mine in Canada has managed to successfully complete the decommissioning process and been issued a license to abandon the mine.

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