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Port Hope Area Initiative

For more information  The Port Hope Project: Leaving an Honourable Legacy (1.77 MB)

The Port Hope Project

The Project proposes to build a new long-term waste management facility at the closed low-level radioactive waste management facility and adjacent property south of Highway 401 and west of Baulch Road in the Municipality of Port Hope. Existing waste at the site would be excavated and placed in a new, engineered aboveground mound. Other historic low-level radioactive waste and specified industrial waste from various sites in the urban area of Port Hope would be removed and safely transported to the new facility. The facility is being designed to safely manage a capacity of approximately 2 million cubic metres of waste (including contingencies and daily cover materials) from within the Municipality of Port Hope.

Developing the Port Hope solution

Seeking, sorting and selecting the best alternative to resolve the local historic waste management problem in the Municipality of Port Hope began in 2002 with the launch of an Environmental Assessment (under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act process). On the table were two community-developed concepts - one proposed by the former Township of Hope in 1998, the other by the former Town of Port Hope in 1999. (The two municipalities have since amalgamated). Each called for construction of a new-engineered aboveground mound within its boundaries. In Port Hope the plan was to build a facility on Highland Drive in an area where about a third of the municipalityís low-level radioactive waste is temporarily located. Hope Townshipís proposal was to locate the facility at the existing Welcome Waste Management Facility. After two years of extensive community input and technical and environmental studies, the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Office and the Port Hope Municipal Council agreed to proceed with the best option - to consolidate all of the waste at a single location at the site of the existing Welcome Waste Management facility and adjacent auto-recycling yard.



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