The Port Granby Project is a soil remediation project taking place in the Municipality of Clarington for the clean up of low level and historic radioactive waste. The project has been on the go since 2001 and has completed the Environmental Assessment and detailed
design stage. Basically, low level waste is contained in an existing facility (that is several decades old) and is being moved to a brand new, state of the art facility in the same vicinity. The old facility will be remediated. Atomic Energy Canada Limited (AECL) is the project proponent.
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (who is the Responsible Authority for this project and Canada’s nuclear safety watchdog) will hold a one-day public hearing to consider AECL’s request for a licence for the Port Granby Project on September 27, 2011.
HSAL leads the Municipal Peer Review Team (MPRT) and has worked with the Municipality of Clarington since the very beginning of the Port Granby Project. The MPRT is assisting the Municipality of Clarington in the hearing process. We went through a similar hearing process when the Port Hope Project was granted a licence in 2009 and look forward to another successful hearing!
Danya Al-Haydari is an Environmental Planner at Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limited, where she specializes in public consultation, environmental assessment and energy policy. She has coordinated work for the Port Hope and Port Granby Projects, and conducted research on the Port Hope Area Initiative’s Property Value Protection Program. Most recently, she co-authored a paper for the Nuclear Waste Management Organization on community well-being in nuclear host communities. Danya is a member of the Canadian Nuclear Society and Women in Nuclear Canada.