Excavation of historic low-level radioactive waste at the Port Granby Waste Management Facility has resumed, following a temporary suspension of waste movement activities.
On December 1, 2016, CNL proactively suspended its Port Granby Project contractor’s waste excavation and placement work when two equipment operators experienced minor physical symptoms during waste placement activities. CNL directed the contractor to conduct a thorough review of the event and the existing plans and practices related to waste movement, and to institute measures to prevent a recurrence.
Subsequently, the contractor put in place enhancements to site health and safety plans and procedures, including additional training and equipment for worker safety. As a result, CNL determined that excavation of historic low-level radioactive waste at the Port Granby Waste Management Facility could safely resume.