About the Port Hope Area Initiative
One Initiative, Two Projects
The Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) represents the Government of Canada’s commitment to respond to the community-recommended solutions for the cleanup and local, long-term, safe management of the historic low-level radioactive waste. A legal agreement, finalized in March 2001, between the Government of Canada, the Town of Port Hope, the Township of Hope (amalgamated as the Municipality of Port Hope) and the Municipality of Clarington, launched the PHAI by defining the framework and setting out the responsibilities for the Port Hope Project and the Port Granby Project.
From 2001 to 2008, the projects were managed by the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Office (LLRWMO). In 2009, Natural Resources Canada, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and Public Works and Government Services Canada formed the Port Hope Area Initiative Management Office to carry the projects through to completion. Construction of long-term waste management facilities in Port Hope and Port Granby (southeast Clarington) began in 2013. These facilities are designed to manage the waste safely for hundreds of years. This will be followed by the cleanup of the existing historic low-level radioactive waste scheduled to begin in 2016. Cleanup and construction are expected to take between six and eight years.
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About the Darlington Refurbishment
Canada’s largest clean energy project is now underway. Following years of detailed planning, OPG has started work to refurbish the four reactors at its world-leading Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. Darlington station has been producing about 20 per cent of the province’s electricity since the early 1990s. After decades of reliable power generation, this clean-power source is receiving a mid-life refurbishment that will benefit Ontarians for another 30 years.