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Near Surface Disposal Facility Project

Federal Review Status:
Active/In Progress

The Near Surface Disposal Facility (NSDF) is a proposed engineered disposal facility for radioactive waste planned for the Chalk River Laboratories site (CRL). Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has provided a revised project description which includes the proposal for the NSDF to also accept intermediate-level waste, as opposed to solely low-level and mixed waste. All waste to be disposed at the NSDF will be required to meet the waste acceptance criteria established to assure compliance with operational and long-term safety requirements. The CRL site is located in Renfrew County, ON, on the shore of the Ottawa River, approximately 200 km northwest of Ottawa. The site is situated within the boundaries of the Corporation of the Town of Deep River.



Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

MPMO Officer:
Regent Dickey
Major Projects Management Office
580 Booth St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1A0E4
Telephone Number: 613-218-1695


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