An update about the upcoming PHAI activities starting this spring – including the removal of historic waste from temporary storage sites, the start of the cleanup in the waterfront area, and the start of the remediation of residential properties – was presented to the Municipality of Port Hope Council at the March 6 Committee of the Whole meeting.
During his update, CNL’s General Manager of Historic Waste Programs, Scott Parnell reminded members of council and the community that the PHAI cleanup within the municipality is about to begin, with the safe movement of waste away from the the temporary storage site at the Centre Pier scheduled to start this spring. “We are clearing the pier to be used as the staging area during the cleanup of the Port Hope Harbour,” said Parnell.
Additionally, public access to specific areas at the Port Hope Centre Pier will be restricted to ensure safety, as part of the preparation for upcoming work. “We encourage fisherfolk to continue to access the Ganaraska River or Lake Ontario from the Mill Street side of the river,” said Parnell.
Parnell also shared the current Port Hope Project schedule, which reflects the increase in the number of residential properties requiring remediation to meet PHAI Clean-up Criteria (currently trending toward 800), identified through the Property Radiological Survey.
Mayor Sanderson noted his appreciation for the detailed information provided during the presentation and indicated that the community was looking forward to the work beginning.
In conclusion, Parnell reminded the audience that CNL is willing to discuss the detail of any work package with interested parties, at their request. There was also an invitation to share any concerns or questions with CNL, at the Project Information Exchange located at 115 Toronto Road in Port Hope.