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Port Granby

The Port Granby Project is part of the Government of Canada's Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI). The goal is to cleanup historic low-level radioactive waste found in the Municipalities of Clarington and Port Hope. In March 2001, the Federal Government signed a legal agreement with both municipalities launching PHAI and establishing a plan for the Port Granby and Port Hope Projects. View Port Granby project videos.

For more details and information regarding the projects, please visit the Port Hope Area Initiative website.

Aerial View of Port GranbyPhoto above: Aerial view of Port Granby

Proposal for a Port Granby Nature Reserve

The Federal Government owns 270 hectares of land, including the 95 hectares of land that fall under the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission licence for the cleanup project. The other 175 hectares of land owned by the Federal Government, lies outside of the licensed zone, and is considered surplus.

The land owned by the Federal Government is situated at the southeastern corner of Clarington extending into the Municipality of Port Hope.

Working in collaboration with local area residents, the Municipalities of Clarington, Port Hope and the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority have prepared a proposal to create a nature reserve in the Port Granby area made up of of the 175 hectares of surplus Federal lands. The proposal was submitted to Natural Resources Canada and seeks the transfer of ownership of the surplus to the local municipalities for ecological restoration, enhancement and preservation. Review of the proposal is on-going, led by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited on behalf of the Federal Government.

For more information on the Port Granby Nature Reserve Proposal, read our Fact Sheet (PDF).

Full End Use Concept Plan for the proposed Port Granby Nature Reserve

Photo above: Full End Use Concept Plan for the proposed Port Granby Nature Reserve, as recommended by the End Use Advisory Committee (ENVision and AMEC, 2010)

Port Granby Facility Road Network

The Municipality of Clarington is undertaking a Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to investigate how the local transportation network can best serve the community as the Port Granby Project enters end use operations. The EA will be completed in accordance with the Municipal Engineers Association’s Municipal Class EA document dated October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015.

Learn more about the Port Granby Facility Road Network.

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