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Port Granby

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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

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 including all 270 hectares of land. The proposal will be submitted to Natural Resources Canada and will seek the transfer of ownership of the federally owned lands surplus to the Port Granby Project to local agencies for ecological restoration, enhancement and preservation.

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

Clarington receives 2017 Environmental Achievement Award

Clarington has been awarded the Eric Krause Innovative Plans/Policies/Initiatives Award for its Port Granby Natural Reserve Proposal. The proposal was recognized for its "ecology-first" vision for the restoration of a former low-level radioactive waste site.

The Eric Krause Innovative Plans/Policies/Initiatives Award is awarded for forward-thinking efforts to encourage positive change with respect to the natural environment.

Port Granby Project Public Attitude Survey Research Report

As part of the Port Granby Project, the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) has commissioned periodic public attitude research to monitor public awareness of the PHAI, identify issues and concerns, determine the communication needs of the public, and provide data regarding public attitudes and preferences.

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)

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