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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)
Status: Remediation
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
Facility website: Port Hope Project

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