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2018 Chalk River Laboratories Site Relicensing

CNL encourages the public to get involved

CNL has applied to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to renew its operating licence for its Chalk River Laboratories (CRL). The application has a proposed licence expiry date of 2028 March 31 and, if granted, would authorize CNL to continue to safely operate CRL, which is composed of many nuclear facilities, laboratories, waste management areas and supporting buildings and structures.

The proposed 10-year licence would enable CNL to realize its Long-Term Strategy, a comprehensive plan to modernize and consolidate CRL site operations through the revitalization of essential infrastructure, the decommissioning of aging buildings and investment in new, world-class science facilities. Once complete, the transformation will ensure that CNL continues its leadership position in the development of peaceful and innovative applications through nuclear science and technology.

CNL recognizes that how we operate is important to our neighbouring communities and to Canadians in general. That’s why we encourage the public to get involved.

The CNSC offers members of the public the opportunity to comment on our licence request, so please consider doing so. Requests to intervene must be filed with the Commission Secretariat by 2017 December 11 and can be done through the online request form below.

Requests must include a written submission of the comments to be presented to the Commission, a statement setting out whether the intervenor wishes to prepare a written submission only or a written submission and oral presentation, and the name, address and telephone number of the intervenor.

Download CNL's Licensing Documents:


For more information on how to intervene:

Online: http://nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/the-commission/intervention

Email: cnsc.interventions.ccsn@canada.ca

Phone: 1-800-668-5284

Please contact CNL's Corporate Communications office by phone (1-800-364-6989) or email (communications@cnl.ca) should you have any questions or comments.