Nuclear facility – Port Hope Project
Part of the Port Hope Area Initiative, the Port Hope Project is designed to remediate and move waste from the Welcome Waste Management Facility, residential and commercial sites containing historic low-level radioactive waste, and industrial waste from the local municipality. Waste that is moved is brought to a new, engineered above-ground mound on the same site as the Welcome Facility.
|Location:||The project is located in the municipality of Port Hope, Ontario, about 100 kilometres east of Toronto, on the shores of Lake Ontario|
|Facility type:||Waste facility|
|Licensee:||Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)|
|Owner:||Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL)|
|Licence issued:||November 29, 2017|
|Licence expires:||December 31, 2022|
|Licensing documentation:||Request a copy of the Port Hope Project’s licence and licence conditions handbook by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Facility website:||Port Hope Project|
The Commission is an independent administrative tribunal set up at arm's length from government, without ties to the nuclear industry. Use the links below to find documents related to Commission meetings or hearings.
- December 20, 2022: Commission renews Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ waste nuclear substance licence for the Port Hope Project for a 10-year period
- November 22, 2022: Notice of Hearing in Writing and Participant Funding regarding CNL’s application requesting a renewal for its Port Hope Project
- March 7, 2022: Participant funding for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ Port Hope Project licence renewal and amendment
The CNSC posts regulatory enforcement actions taken to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment. Use the links below to find out more about any orders or penalties that have been placed on this licensee, if any.
- No recent regulatory actions
Licensees must report events and incidents involving licensed activities that could impact the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment to the CNSC. Use the links below to find information provided by this licensee, as well as other public disclosures made by licensees.
- No recent disclosures
Protecting Canadians and the environment
The CNSC uses information provided by licensees to create its own reports assessing the environmental effects of nuclear facilities or licensed activities.
- Environmental monitoring: Independent environmental monitoring results collected by the CNSC
- Environmental assessment - NRCan’s Port Hope Long-Term Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Project
- Environmental assessment report executive summary – Port Hope
- Federal, provincial and municipal monitoring programs: List of monitoring programs managed by other levels of government
- CNL’s environmental monitoring reports
- Radionuclide releases – Canadian Nuclear Laboratories: Dataset in Canada’s Open Government catalogue including information on releases from this facility
Health and safety
The CNSC oversees licensee emergency planning and works with other levels of government to ensure the health and safety of Canadians. The CNSC also conducts and reviews health studies on various areas associated with the production, possession or use of nuclear substances.
- CNSC health studies on Port Hope: Relevant health studies by the CNSC on Port Hope and Port Granby
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