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Nuclear facility – Port Granby Project

Part of the Port Hope Area Initiative, the Port Granby Project is designed to remediate and move historic low-level radioactive waste and marginally contaminated soils from the existing Port Granby Waste Management Facility to a new, engineered above-ground mound about a kilometre north of the current site.

Port Granby east side of waste management area
Location: The project is located in the town of Port Granby, 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)
Status: Remediation
Licence issued: March 29, 2012
Licence expires: December 31, 2021
Licensing documentation: Request a copy of the Port Granby Project’s licence and licence conditions handbook by emailing
Facility website: Port Granby Project

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