Historic low-level waste programs consolidated at Port Hope Office

Port Hope, Ontario (November 17, 2016) – Programs and projects delivered by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) through the Port Hope Area Initiative Management Office (PHAI MO) and the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Office (LLRWMO) are being consolidated at the Toronto Road, Port Hope, building that currently houses the PHAI.  

Staff from the two groups – which are already sharing technical, environmental, communications and other resources – will also share office space at the newly renamed Historic Waste Program (HWP) Management Office at 115 Toronto Road, where work previously undertaken by the PHAI MO and the LLRWMO will continue to be delivered by CNL.

“The mandates and the environmental, regulatory and legal obligations of the PHAI’s Port Hope and Port Granby projects and the LLRWMO national programs and projects remain unchanged,” said Craig Hebert, General Manager, HWP Management Office. “Our stakeholders – including property owners, members of the public, the municipalities of Port Hope and Clarington and other communities across Canada – will interact with us in the same way and see the same work being conducted under all projects and programs.”

Website and contact information, including phone numbers and email addresses, has not changed. The public can continue to drop by the Project Information Exchange at 115 Toronto Road for PHAI information. The LLRWMO building at 196 Toronto Road will remain open until staff have completed the move to the HWP Management Office, where they will continue to provide the same services and public information.

“Through this consolidation, we will be more efficient in the planning and execution of all historic waste projects, to the benefit of the host communities and the broader Canadian public,”said Hebert.

November 17, 2016