Proposed radioactive waste disposal site in Chalk River raises concerns - Ottawa - CBC News

By CBC News Ottawa, April 10, 2017

A plan to build a disposal facility for radioactive waste from Chalk River Laboratories near the Ottawa River isn't sitting well with conservationists, but the company behind the project wants to assure people who live by the river the landfill will be safe.

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has proposed building a five-storey-high mound roughly a kilometre from the river to store mostly low-level waste from the Chalk River nuclear facility, about 180 kilometres west of Ottawa.

The "near surface disposal facility" would be operational by 2020, and would take up to 1 million cubic metres of waste by the year 2070, when it would be closed.

Connect with us