At approximately 5 p.m. on 2018 Nov. 3, CNL staff identified a leak of untreated water at the Port Granby Waste Water Treatment Plant. Staff took immediate action to contain the water and stop the leak.
CNL notified the appropriate regulatory agencies, including the Spills Action Centre and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
The volume of water leaked is estimated to be small – less than one cubic metre – some of which was recovered and put back into containment. A radiological scan of the soil where the water leaked indicated that the effect on the environment was negligible.
At no time was there a risk to the safety of workers or the public. An investigation into the cause of the leak is underway.