Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Multi-Purpose Waste Handling Facility

In support of ongoing operations at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), the construction of two new multi-purpose waste handling facilities are proposed at Atomic Energy of Canada Limited's Chalk River Laboratories site to process and store Low Level Waste (LLW) and Intermediate Level Waste (ILW).  The physical activities associated with the construction of these facilities will include improving local drainage and tie-in of existing utilities.  The proposed site for the facilities is located on approximately 2,200 m2 of previously disturbed land with drainage improvements affecting an additional 12,500 m2 of previously disturbed land.  All these physical activities will be conducted in accordance with CNL's Environmental Policy and applicable legislation.

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Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, on behalf of Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL) has determined that the proposed Multi-Purpose Waste Handling Facility Project at AECL's Chalk River site is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Potential environmental effects will be managed through technically and economically feasible mitigation measures and implemented for the following: air, water, soil, migratory birds, and species at risk, wildlife, and vegetation. Therefore, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, on behalf of Atomic Energy of Canada may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.



Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Patrick Quinn, Director, Corporate Communications
286 Plant Rd,
Chalk River, Ontario K0J 1J0
Telephone: 1-800-364-6989

  • Location

    • Chalk River Laboratories, Chalk River On (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Waste Management
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd
  • Authorities

    • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
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