Support the NSDF
The Government of Canada has made a commitment to clean up historical radioactive waste around the country. This project, providing a safe way to dispose of low level radioactive waste, will go a long way to making that happen. Canada’s nuclear regulator is evaluating the project in a two part hearing this spring and CNL needs your help to move the project forward.

Participating in the CNSC Hearings

Canada’s nuclear regulator, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), is evaluating the project in a two-part hearing this spring. During Part One of the hearing on February 22, 2022, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and CNSC staff will present to the CNSC Commission.

Part Two is the opportunity for Indigenous communities and members of the public (like you) to formally share your opinion with the CNSC Commission in the form of an intervention.

Part Two begins May 31, 2022 and the deadline to request an intervention for Part Two is April 11, 2022.

There are two ways to participate in Part Two of the hearing:

  1. Only in writing, by providing a written submission, or,
  2. both in writing and by making an oral presentation during the hearing.

To intervene at the hearing, you must submit a request to participate. This can be done through the CNSC’s online Public Commission Hearing Participation Request Form, or by sending an email to the CNSC Commission Registry. As mentioned above, the deadline to submit a request to intervene is April 11, 2022. The Commission Registry will acknowledge receipt of your request to intervene and will later confirm if your intervention has been accepted by the Commission.

For the full information on how to participate in the public hearing, you can review the CNSC website.

Resources for submitting an intervention include:
Top tips on writing your intervention (PDF)
Intervention Letter Template (Word doc)
Intervention Key Messages (PDF)

If you’d like to submit an intervention we’d be happy to coordinate a meeting with one of our experts to ensure you have the right details on the project. Please send us an email:

Sign the E-Petition

Please consider signing Parliamentary E-Petition 3929, which was launched to call for signatures in support of the proposed project and the ongoing regulatory process. The petition was initiated by Sue D’eon, Mayor of Deep River, and sponsored by Cheryl Gallant, Member of Parliament for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke. Petitions that receive 500 signatures or more are deemed certified and tabled in the House of Commons, following which a government response will be tabled. The petition will remain open for signature until June 27, 2022.


Schedule of Upcoming Events 

Days Left to Sign Up as an Intevenor

March 22, 2022

CNL Webinar: How to Participate 

During the webinar you will learn more about the process and can ask any outstanding questions you may have about how to submit an intervention or about the technical design and safety of the project. Visit for more information.

March 24, 2022

NAYGN Webinar

NAYGN is pleased to host a public webinar on the proposed Near Surface Disposal Facility (NSDF) where we will answer YOUR questions! You can find the link to join the webinar here

April 11, 2022

Request for Intervention Deadline

April 11 is the deadline to submit your intervention to the CNSC form! If you would like information or the opportunity to meet with NSDF experts before email us at

April 12 - 14, 2022

CNA Conference 

We will be at the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) conference and trade show in Ottawa. For more information about the conference visit the CNA website

April 29, 2022 to May 1, 2022

Petawawa Showcase

Come say hi to us at the Showcase and learn more about why we believe the NSDF is the responsible solution.

May 31, 2022

Hearing Date

Part 2 of the hearing begins today!! You can watch the webcast live here and later on the archived site here. Follow CNL’s social media platforms for updates during the hearing.

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