Government Invests in the Port Hope Project

The government of Canada has announced the first major construction contract for the implementation phase of the Port Hope Project, a new waste water treatment plant at the site of the Port Hope long-term low level radioactive waste management facility. The $22-million contract was awarded to Kenaidan Contracting based in Mississauga.

The new treatment plant will provide a higher level of treatment than the existing plant and significantly improve water quality, resulting in enhanced protection of the Great Lakes Basin ecosystem, and allow for sustainable future development and growth within the Port Hope area.

Work on the plant site is expected to take two years. The plant will treat contaminated water collected at the site of the proposed low-level radioactive waste management facility during construction and from within the facility once it is built. The contract also includes site clearing and upgrading of roads on the site.

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