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Operation of a radioactive waste facility

Environment assessment (EA) start date: February 27, 1998
Type: Screening
FEAI reference number: 16615
Proponent: Rio Algom Limited
Location: Elliot Lake, Ontario

Latest update

  • February 18, 2002 – Comment period closed
  • January 18, 2002 – Request for public comment on the draft EA report for the proposed operation of a radioactive waste facility in the Elliot Lake area

Project Description

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has received notice from Rio Algom Limited of its intent to apply for a licence to operate a Radioactive Waste Facility.

This project involves the possession and ongoing safe containment and management of prescribed substances in the form of process wastes produced at historic uranium mine sites in the Elliot Lake area.

Before the Commission makes its decision on Rio Algom Limited's application for a radioactive waste facility operating license, an EA must be completed in compliance with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The purpose of an EA is to identify the possible environmental effects of a proposed project, and to determine whether these effects can be mitigated before the project is allowed to proceed.

Further information

For questions or information directly related to the EA of this project, please contact:

For questions or information directly related to the environmental assessment of this project, contact the CNSC.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment, and to implement Canada's international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

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