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November 20, 2018

Port Hope

At approximately 12:45 p.m. on 2018 Nov. 19, CNL identified approximately one litre of water had leaked onto Cavan Street from a tank that was being transported to the Long-Term Waste Management Facility. The tank contained rain and surface water collected during the remediation of the Pine Street North Extension Temporary Storage Site.

Upon discovery, the driver pulled over safely to the side of the road. CNL immediately applied absorbent pads to the road to soak up the water. Analysis of the water prior to the tank leaving the site indicates that the leak did not have an effect on the environment. A radiological scan of the road surface confirmed that there was no contamination on the road.

CNL informed the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission of the incident.

At no time was there a risk to the safety of workers or the public. Corrective actions have been put in place to prevent a further occurrence.