From the beginning, we studied and improved how nuclear waste is stored in Canada, making the safety of our environment and the public a priority. We established standards to keep the industry’s workforce safe, because it’s important to us that we all go home to our families every night. And, we learned how to take care of our environment, ensuring that our operations have a minimal impact on the pristine lands on which we work.
CNL has developed some of the world’s most advanced waste management technologies and practices. And now our talented engineers, researchers and operators are putting them to good use – tackling some of the world’s most challenging environmental problems.
Like in Port Hope, Ontario, where CNL has already removed and safely stored over one million tonnes of contaminated soils from around the community. Or the WR-1 reactor in Pinawa, Manitoba, where CNL is working to safely dispose of one of Canada’s oldest research reactors.
And, we’re revitalizing the celebrated Chalk River Laboratories site in the Ottawa Valley. With more than 92 buildings taken down, 150 tons of asbestos, 850 tons of low-level radioactive waste and 15,000 tons of decommissioning debris has been safely removed from site. CNL is cleaning up the past to make way for a bright future.
We’ve learnt a lot over the years and we’ve taken on the responsibility to make things right. These projects are difficult. They rely on information gained through decades of advanced science and technology. And they require an unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability.
Which is why our scientists and technicians take hundreds of thousands of samples in the field every year. So we can understand our local environment and the impact of our operations. These employees care deeply for the environment. They care about the health and well-being of Canadians.
And they care about the place we call home.