Call before you dig

Planning a major landscaping, excavation or interior home renovation project?

Don’t forget to contact the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Office (LLRWMO) before you dig!

The LLRWMO offers the Construction Monitoring Program (CMP) to property owners in urban Port Hope. LLRWMO staff will visit your property to determine if the soil or building materials being encountered during the work are contaminated with historic low-level radioactive waste. There is no charge to have an LLRWMO staff member come to your property, take surface radiation readings and soil samples. If contaminated material is found, the LLRWMO will oversee its safe removal and temporary storage so your project can continue.

The CMP is part of the LLRWMO’s Interim Waste Management Program and is offered in parallel with the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI). The LLRWMO tests only those areas of your property where work is underway.

The PHAI, as part of the Property Radiological Survey, tests your entire property to determine if historic low-level radioactive waste is present and, if so, will remove it for safe, long-term storage after the Port Hope Project engineered aboveground mound is ready to receive waste in 2018.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange for a CMP visit, phone 905.885.9488.

For more information on the CMP, click here.

For more information on the Property Radiological Survey

October 5, 2016