Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Launches Public Attitude Surveys

Port Hope, ON. (October 05, 2018)

The survey in Port Hope

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) is polling local residents once again to find out their attitudes about the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) cleanup and safe long‐term management of historic low‐level radioactive waste in Port Hope.

Conducted by CCI Research Inc., an independent Canadian research firm, the telephone survey – which begins this month and concludes in November – will poll randomly selected residents in urban and rural Port Hope.

“With the cleanup of sites within the community now underway, it is more important than ever that we hear from residents,” said Alex Mahabir, Manager of Communications for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. “The information we collect through the survey provides valuable insight into the views of the community and measures the effectiveness of how we communicate with residents about project activities and progress.”

CNL has conducted 13 public attitude surveys since the project began in 2001. Since the last survey, a number of significant project activities have taken place, including construction of the long-term waste management facility, remediation of the temporary storage site on the Centre Pier, and the start of private property remediation.

The survey seeks to determine how aware residents are of the project to clean up and manage the historic low‐level radioactive waste in Port Hope, and how confident they are that the work can be done safely.


The survey in Port Granby

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) is polling local residents once again to find out their attitudes about the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) cleanup and safe long‐term management of historic low‐level radioactive waste in the Port Granby area of Southeast Clarington.

Conducted by CCI Research Inc., an independent Canadian research firm, the survey is being mailed to approximately 700 residents who live within a 10‐km radius of the Port Granby Project area. Residents will also have the option to complete the survey online or by telephone, which will take about 20 minutes. The survey will be conducted this month and concludes this November.

“With the Port Granby Long-Term Waste Management Facility now under construction, it is more important than ever that we hear from the community,” said Alex Mahabir, Manager of Communications for CNL. “The information we collect through the survey provides valuable insight into the views of the community and measures the effectiveness of how we communicate with residents about project activities and progress.”

Since the last public attitude survey in 2016, significant progress has been made on the removal of low-level radioactive waste from the Legacy Waste Management Site south of Lakeshore Road and placement of the waste at the newly constructed engineered aboveground mound at the project’s long-term waste management facility.

The survey seeks to determine how aware residents are about the project to clean up and manage the historic waste in Port Granby and how confident they are that the work can be done safely and with minimal impacts to the local community.