The responsible solution to decommission Canada’s first power reactor
We are proposing to complete the closure of the Nuclear Power Demonstration (NPD) facility, ensuring the long-term safety of humans and the environment. The proposed approach is to demolish the above grade structure and place the debris into open areas in the below grade structure, then to fill the entire facility with grout to convert it into a permanent disposal facility. This technique is known as in-situ disposal as the waste remains in place, avoiding handling, shipping, and building another storage facility elsewhere. In situ disposal completes the decommissioning and contains and isolates the remaining empty systems and components below grade in bedrock. It is a safe technique and ensures people and the environment remain protected.
Currently, this project is in the middle of a federal environmental assessment.