PHAI announces 2017 Citizen Liaison Groups

CLG-logo_generic_NEWThe Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) has named its 2017 Citizen Liaison Groups (CLG), after a public recruitment campaign that generated more applications than ever before.

Port Hope Project CLG

Newly appointed members Timothy Tottenham, Joelle Pegg, Jan Marani and John Saundercook were selected from a pool of 10 applicants to join eight returning members of the Port Hope CLG. The volunteer group provides the PHAI with community perspectives on the cleanup and safe long-term management of historic low-level radioactive waste in Port Hope.

Port Granby Project CLG

Newly appointed member Heather Kenny joins five returning members of the Port Granby CLG. The volunteer group provides the PHAI with community perspectives on the cleanup and safe long-term management of historic low-level radioactive waste in Port Granby.

“We are pleased to see ongoing interest in the CLG and look forward to working with this diverse group of skilled individuals as they provide input and ideas to benefit the community and the PHAI.” said Marty Kapitan, PHAI manager, Legal Agreement Programs. “With remediation underway at the Port Granby site, the CLG continues to be a valuable resource for sharing information and receiving feedback from the public.”  

The CLG meets a minimum of four times a year and brings together a broad cross-section of people with interests in business, education, health, science and general community life. Members also have the opportunity to participate in other activities – such as PHAI environmental monitoring field demonstrations – to enhance their technical understanding of the projects, and in PHAI events, such as the groundbreaking ceremony held in spring 2016 to mark the start of construction of the Port Granby Project Long-Term Waste Management facility.

A CLG recruitment campaign is held every year, and all applications are evaluated and member selections made by a third-party independent consultant. To learn more about the CLG, click here, email info@phai.ca, phone the PHAI at 905.885.0291 or drop in to the Project Information Exchange at 115 Toronto Road in Port Hope.

May 1, 2017