Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has proposed a Near Surface Disposal Facility (NSDF) for radioactive wastes on the Chalk River Laboratories site (CRL). The CRL site is located in Renfrew County, ON, on the shore of the Ottawa River, approximately 200 km northwest of Ottawa and close to the community of Chalk River. The NSDF is proposed as an “engineered containment mound” where up to one million cubic metres of radioactive and mixed wastes would be placed over an operating period estimated to be at least 50 years. The intention is that the emplacement of the wastes in the NSDF would be permanent. The proposed project would also include a wastewater treatment plant and supporting infrastructure.
Nuclear Waste Watch and the Old Fort William Cottagers' Association are participating in a review of the project, and are interested in understanding how local and regional residents regard the project. Over the summer and fall (2017) an independent consultant retained by the groups is undertaking a community investigation using an online survey, a series of interviews, and local focus groups.
This online survey has been designed to gather the views and perceptions of residents in the region about the project, as proposed by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. . The reviewers seek to hear from the broadest range of residents possible; all responses will be confidential with results aggregated.
Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. The estimated time for completion is nine minutes.