Douglas Point Waste Facility Infrastructure Decommissioning Project

The current decommissioning phase at Atomic Energy of Canada Limited's (AECL), Douglas Point Waste Facility (DPWF), involves activities that prepare existing buildings and infrastructure for demolition and removal.  The planned activities include the disconnection of electrical, removal and isolation of all service lines, the dismantling and removal of subgrade pedestals and the removal of light ballasts and associated components.  The footprint associated with the physical activities is approximately 800m2 with excavations at a depth of approximately 2 meters.  The work will take place on previously disturbed land where there is potential for non-radiological contamination to be present and therefore, all sub surface and surface material will be stockpiled and surveyed for contamination and assessed for reuse, as appropriate.  The proposed work is scheduled to begin late 2021.

 All activities will be conducted in accordance with the environmental policy that directs the management and operation of AECL's sites and all applicable legislation.  AECL is the federal authority making a determination under the IAA s.82 and enabling the Project to proceed.

Latest update

September 02, 2022 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Douglas Point Waste Facility Infrastructure Decommissioning Project - January 12, 2022
1 Douglas Point Waste Facility Infrastructure Decommissioning Project - November 10, 2021


Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Patrick Quinn, Director, Corporate Communications
286 Plant Rd,
Chalk River, Ontario K0J 1J0
Telephone: 1-800-364-6989

  • Location

    • Douglas Point Waste Facility (DPWF) (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Waste Management
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
  • Authorities

    • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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