Through the Land Use Program (LUP), CNL will be able to ensure a consistent approach to establishing and achieving the right next land uses and end states for sites being decommissioned and remediated. The LUP is in alignment with the latest Canadian regulatory guidance, which emphasizes the importance of early and meaningful Indigenous and public engagement as well as to ensure that CNL sites develop robust, relevant and achievable plans for decommissioning and environmental remediation of legacy liabilities.
Understanding the future land uses of a site is key in guiding the right level of decommissioning and environmental remediation. This is important for sites that are closing and being restored for potential reuse in the future. It is also important for the revitalization of Chalk River to ensure the cleanup of legacy liabilities is successful and areas of the site can be safely reused to support CNL’s enduring mission in nuclear science and technology.