Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Bulk Storage Laydown Area

In support of ongoing operations at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), the construction of a laydown area is proposed at the Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL), Chalk River Laboratories (CRL) site.  The new laydown area will provide a centralized location to store supplies that support waste management operations at the CRL site.   The proposed site for the facility is located on approximately 1,200 m2 of previously disturbed land.  The physical activities associated with this project include levelling and grading a granular pad and the installation of approximately 200 m of fencing.  All these physical activities will be conducted in accordance with CNL's Environmental Policy and applicable legislation.


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Notice of Determination. Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, on behalf of Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL) has determined that the proposed Bulk Storage Laydown Area Project at AECL’s Chalk River site is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Potential environmental effects will be managed through technically and economically feasible mitigation measures and implemented for the following: air, water, and soil. More specifically, wetlands and streams will be protected, all vegetation clearing will be conducted outside of the breeding season and turtle fences will be installed and maintained around the perimeter of the work site. Therefore, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, on behalf of Atomic Energy of Canada may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.



Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Patrick Quinn, Director, Corporate Communications
286 Plant Rd,
Chalk River, Ontario K0J 1J0
Telephone: 1-800-364-6989

  • Location

    • Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories Ltd., Chalk River, Ontario (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
    • Maintenance activities (fences, walls)
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
  • Authorities

    • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
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This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


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...within 200 kilometres
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