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SASKATOON - Cameco says up to 100 contractors have asked to be removed from its remote Key Lake mine site in northern Saskatchewan over health concerns about mould.
Robert Gereghty, manager of external communications for Cameco (TSX:CCO), says mould has been found in some of their buildings on the site of its high-grade uranium mine.
Mould has been found in the laundry room, furnace room and a camp kitchen, which has been closed, while the main kitchen is open.
Health Canada says people living in buildings where mould grows are more likely to suffer from health problems, especially symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and headaches.
Gereghty says the workers who want to leave will be taken out and the company is working on the mould problem.
'The Key Lake mine opened in 1983 and is 540 kilometres north of Saskatoon by air and 220 kilometres north of the nearest community by road.