The waste water treatment plant is located at the site of the Port Granby Project Long-Term Waste Management Facility (LTWMF). The plant is equipped with best available technologies to treat the waste water.
The new waste water treatment plant was commissioned in October 2016, prior to starting cleanup activities at the existing Port Granby Waste Management Facility. Excavation of the historic low-level radioactive waste and its transfer to the first cell of the engineered aboveground mound began in November 2016.
Ongoing testing has shown that the advanced treatment technology will ensure the quality of water being discharged into Lake Ontario meets stringent Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission requirements.
The new waste water treatment plant replaces the original treatment plant located at the existing Port Granby Waste Management Facility on the shoreline of Lake Ontario. The new LTWMF is situated on the east side of Elliott Road, south of the railway lines, 700 metres away from the Lake Ontario shoreline.
Click here for details on the Waste Water Treatment Process.
For a fact sheet on the Port Granby Project Waste Water Treatment Plant, click here.