UOIT students learn about the PHAI projects

UOIT-tourIt was a busy day for the 12 nuclear engineering students from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) who visited CNL’s Historic Waste Program Management Office. The students were eager to get a first-hand look at the careers in science and technology for which they are preparing.

Staff gave students an overview of the Port Hope and Port Granby projects, which described how historic low-level radioactive waste will be cleaned up, safely transported and stored at long-term waste management facilities in each community. Students also toured the major waste sites scheduled for PHAI remediation in Port Hope, including the waterfront area, Highland Drive area and Strachan Street Ravine. 

The day also provided an opportunity for the students to hear from CNL staff about their experiences of transitioning from the classroom to the workplace and how the skills and knowledge developed at school can impact their working lives.

Each year, CNL hosts students from academic fields across Ontario to showcase the scientific knowledge, specialized skills and advanced technology being employed to undertake Canada’s largest environmental remediation project.

November 30, 2017