Trucks carrying waste to the new long-term waste management facility will use three designated transportation routes, selected to minimize the impact of truck traffic on the community and the environment. The routes use existing truck routes and Highway 401 as much as possible to access the facility and avoid schools, residential neighbourhoods and stream crossings.
Strict controls will ensure no truck is released from a work site until it is confirmed clean. The cab, wheels and tires will be monitored for radiation. Trucks will be cleaned, if necessary, and a technician will measure the gamma radiation field to make sure it meets regulations for public safety.
To prevent spillage, trucks will not be overloaded, and a specially fitted tarpaulin will extend down the sides and be fastened, securely covering the load. Information about each truck including licence plate number, driver’s name, date, times of departure and arrival, and quantity of material loaded and unloaded will be documented to account for every shipment. All project trucks will be easily identifiable with a phone number clearly displayed.
For more detail on transportation routes and predicted truck traffic, please click on the image below.