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November 17, 2022

Public Attitude Survey being conducted in Port Granby

With the announcement that Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has completed the Port Granby Project, CNL is polling local residents once again to find out their attitudes about the cleanup and safe long‐term management of historic low‐level radioactive waste in the Port Granby area.

Conducted by CCI Research Inc., an independent Canadian research firm, the survey is being mailed to approximately 700 residents who live within a 10‐km radius of the Port Granby Project area. Residents will also have the option to complete the survey online or by telephone, which will take about 20 minutes. The survey will be conducted this month and concludes this December.

Undertaken as part of the Port Hope Area Initiative, the Port Granby Project involved the safe excavation and transfer of low-level radioactive waste from an unstable site to a newly constructed waste management facility. Over 1.3 million tonnes of waste excavated from the Lake Ontario shoreline is now safely stored in the engineered, aboveground storage mound that was capped and closed in fall 2021.

Feedback is being solicited to provide insight into the views of the community and measures the effectiveness of communication methods. Residents are encouraged to complete the survey.

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