Port Hope Project remains on track

DSCN8817The largest environmental cleanup in Canada is on track to begin moving waste from sites within Port Hope in 2018.

This was the key message delivered to the Port Hope community during the quarterly PHAI update to Municipality of Port Hope Council on September 19.
The presentation made by Craig Hebert, General Manager of CNL’s Historic Waste Program Management Office was an opportunity to update Council, media and the public on the status of the cleanup and upcoming project activities.

Speaking to a packed house, Hebert highlighted the significant preparatory work that has been completed through the PHAI to date, including construction of the advanced-technology waste water treatment plant and the dedicated access road to the site where historic waste will be safely stored and managed for the long-term.  

“Now, with road upgrades completed on the designated waste transportation routes for the project, the stage is set for the first movement of waste from the temporary storage sites to begin next year,” added Hebert.

Regarding the ongoing Property Radiological Survey testing in Port Hope, Hebert outlined the many steps taken to obtain access consents from property owners, indicating that every effort is being made to obtain outstanding consents by explaining the value of having the compliance letter.  “A Compliance Letter is particularly important if you plan to sell, or bequeath your property in future,” said Hebert. Property owners were reminded that compliance letters are issued on a neighbourhood basis and only after all the testing has been completed.

Before concluding his presentation, Hebert noted that the Port Hope Citizen Liaison Group is seeking new members for the 2018 term and invited community residents to drop-in to the October 19 Information Session to learn more about the project and speak directly to CNL staff.

The video of the meeting may be viewed below.

September 25, 2017