Port Granby Project Public Attitude Survey launched

Port Hope, ON. (October 16, 2014) – The Port Hope Area Initiative Management Office (PHAI MO) is polling local residents to find out their opinions and attitudes about the cleanup and safe long‐term management of historic low‐level radioactive waste in the Port Granby area of Southeast Clarington.

Conducted by CCI Research Inc., an independent Canadian research firm, the survey is being mailed out to approximately 800 residents who live within a 10‐km radius of the Port Granby Project area. As alternative to filling out the paper questionnaire, residents will have the option to complete the survey online or by telephone. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete, and the deadline is Nov. 17, 2014.

“The survey provides valuable information, that helps us understand the views of the community and how we can improve communications with residents about project activities and progress,” said Judy Herod, Manager of Stakeholder Relations & Communications for the PHAI MO. “As the Port Granby Project moves forward, it’s more important than ever that we hear from the community.”

The last public attitude survey for the Port Granby Project was conducted in 2011. Since that time, a number of significant project construction activities have taken place including construction of a waste water treatment plant and the upgrading of Elliot Road and other roadway improvements for the transportation of clean construction materials to the site of the new long‐term waste management facility. The tender for the construction of the Port Granby Project facility and remediation of the existing site is currently posted on the federal government’s Electronic Tendering Service, BuyandSell.gc.ca.

The survey seeks to find out how aware residents are about the project to clean up and manage the historic low‐level radioactive waste and how confident they are that the work can be done safely and with minimal impacts to the local community.