Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Geotechnical Activities

Geotechnical investigation is required to support the design of a new support facility at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Chalk River (CRL) site.  The locations being assessed for the proposed facility are both previously disturbed federal land.  Site preparation activities are minimal and will include limited vegetation clearing to facilitate access.  The geo technical characterization involves advancing approximately 10 boreholes to evaluate soil and bedrock quality.  All activities will be conducted in accordance with CNL's Environmental Policy and applicable legislation.  A separate IAA s.82 review will be conducted prior to facility construction once a suitable location has been determined. 

Latest update

February 16 2021. Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, on behalf of Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL) has determined that the proposed Geotechnical Activities at AECL’s Chalk River site is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Potential environmental effects will be managed through technically and economically feasible mitigation measures and implemented for the following: air, water, and soil. Therefore, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, on behalf of Atomic Energy of Canada may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.



Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Patrick Quinn, Director, Corporate Communications
286 Plant Rd,
Chalk River, Ontario K0J 1J0
Telephone: 1-800-364-6989

  • Location

    • Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories Ltd., Chalk River, Ontario (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
  • Authorities

    • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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