Industrial Sites

PHP_Industrial sites 

As specified in the 2001 Legal Agreement that provides the framework for the PHAI, CNL is responsible for the cleanup and long-term management of a total of 51,250 m3 of non-radioactive industrial waste from five sites in Port Hope.

The waste is the result of past industrial practices and includes wastewater sludge, dried sewage sludge, material from a former coal gasification plant and material from a former cast-iron bathtub manufacturer.

The majority of the waste will be transported to the new Port Hope Project Long-Term Waste Management Facility (LTWMF) for safe storage and monitoring, and the remainder will be transported to other licensed waste storage facilities.

Centre Pier

Buildings (2) 
  • Approximately *20,000 m3 industrial waste from Port Hope Sanitary/Crane will be transported by truck to the LTWMF
  • Industrial waste is comingled with approximately 40,000 m3 of historic low-level radioactive waste


Chemetron Lagoon

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  • Approximately *1,800 m3 sludge and contaminated soil will be transported by truck to a licensed storage facility
  • Waste deposited in man-made lagoon by former paint pigment plant


Former Coal Gasification Plant

Coal Gas 2010

  • Approximately *5,700 m3 soil contaminated with hydrocarbons will be transported by truck to a licensed hazardous waste management facility
  • Waste result of process that supplied fuel to 18 coal-oil street lamps that ran down John Street, Walton Street, and Queen Street, and to residents who wanted to purchase coal oil for home heaters and lights

Lions Centre Park

Lions Centre

  • Approximately *16,000 m3 of metals and boron-impacted soil will be transported by truck to the LTWMF
  • Waste deposited by Port Hope Sanitary, later Crane, which made cast-iron bathtubs in a factory on the Centre Pier

Sewage Treatment Plant Storage Cell

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  • Approximately *8,800 m3 dried municipal sewage sludge will be transported by truck to the LTWMF

*Risk assessments to be undertaken in 2018 will help to determine the volume of waste to be cleaned up from each site.

April 2, 2018