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Waste Programs

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has more than 75 years of experience as a responsible steward of waste. We continue to ensure that our activities are performed in a manner that protects the workers, the public, and the environment, and are in compliance with licensing and associated provincial and federal standards and policies. To meet these requirements, Waste Management provides guidance and services to all CNL waste generators and for all types of waste (both radioactive and non-radioactive), from generation to disposal.

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, a federal Crown corporation, and the Government of Canada are investing more than $1.2 billion to revitalize the Chalk River Laboratories and build a new world-class science facility.  By demolishing old buildings which have reached – and sometimes exceeded – their useful life at the Chalk River site, CNL’s Decommissioning and Waste Management organization enables the growth and construction of these new science facilities.