CNSC holds public consultation on proposed waste site

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) held a public consultation in Sheenboro on Oct. 2 to inform the public about a proposed near surface disposal site for low- to intermediate-level radioactive waste across the river at Chalk River Laboratories. The CNSC is the government regulator that oversees the nuclear industry in Canada and there are further hearings on the proposal to be scheduled in 2018.

Caleb Nickerson
SHEENBORO Oct. 2, 2017
On Oct. 2, a public consultation was hosted by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) at the Parish Hall in Sheenboro on the subject of a proposed storage facility for radioactive material across the Ottawa River at Chalk River Laboratories.
The near surface disposal facility (NSDF) as it is known, would span 16 hectares and is designed to take on one million cubic meters of low- to intermediate-level waste over the next 50 years. It comes with a price tag of $325 million and is located one kilometre from the Ottawa River.

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