Public Disclosures

The following information is provided in accordance with the ongoing commitment by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) to voluntarily disclose events to the public related to the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI).

Port Granby, January 11, 2019

At approximately 11 a.m. on January 9, 2019, a worker was injured while unloading a truck at CNL’s Port Granby Long-Term Waste Management Facility. The injured worker was transported to a medical centre for treatment. Immediately following the incident, CNL stopped work related to the activity, ensured the appropriate regulatory agencies were notified and began a full investigation.

Additional meetings focusing on safe work practices are being held at PHAI sites reinforcing that safety is one of CNL’s core values.

There was no risk to the public and no environmental impact as a result of the incident.

Port Hope, January 9, 2019

At approximately 12:00 p.m. on 2019 Jan. 8, CNL identified a sheen on the water beside a barge being used for PHAI work in Port Hope Harbour. On discovery, absorbent pads were immediately used to remove the sheen, and an absorbent boom was deployed around the barge as a precaution. It was determined that the sheen likely resulted from a very small volume – less than one litre – of hydraulic fluid being washed into the water during barge deck cleaning.

CNL notified the appropriate regulatory agencies, including the Ontario Spills Action Centre and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.  

At no time was there a risk to the safety of workers or the public.


January 9, 2019