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CNSC issues PHAI 10-year licence

Following a November 2022 one-day hearing, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has announced the decision to renew the licence for the Port Hope Project, as part of the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI), for a 10-year period beginning January 1, 2023.

As part of the licence renewal, a single licence consolidates four previous licences for PHAI activities, authorizing Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) to continue the safe cleanup and management of historic low-level radioactive waste in Port Hope. The licence will also facilitate the ongoing monitoring and maintenance of the Port Granby Long-Term Waste Management Facility.

The combined PHAI licence will ensure efficiencies and consistency across all PHAI sites, in alignment with the scope of CNL’s Management System and streamline reporting for CNL projects, while maintaining a high level of standards for safety.

Read the media release.

Watch a recording of the hearing on the CNSC website.