To help inform a determination under section 82 of the IAA 2019 in relation to the Heel Storage Removal Project at the Chalk River Laboratories, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) is inviting comments from the public. The Chalk River Laboratories (CRL) site is owned by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), a Federal Authority under the Impact Assessment Act 2019 (IAA 2019).  Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd is responsible for the management and operations of AECL's sites, including the CRL site, pursuant to a long-term contractual arrangement.  Written comments must be submitted by March 25, 2021 to:

Patrick Quinn, Director
Corporate Communications
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

The Proposed Project

In support of decommissioning activities at Atomic Energy of Canada Limited's, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) is planning to remove the remaining heel from a storage tank. The material will be solidified and placed in an on-site storage waste facility. The Project is expected to begin operation in 2022 with all physical activities conducted in accordance with CNL's Environmental Policy and licensing conditions.

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