Briefing Note: Need for Urgent Action to Clean Up Radioactive Mine Waste in Elliot Lake

Four families are seeking public support for their request for action by the Federal government, Canada’s nuclear regulator, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), and BHP to clean up radioactive wastes found on their properties in the city of Elliot Lake, Ontario. Mine waste was moved from the nearby Rio Algom (now BHP) uranium mines in the 1960s and used as fill at some residential properties and in construction materials. As detailed in the briefing note linked below, the families residing in these four homes have been exposed to radon above Health Canada guidelines and doses of radiation above the CNSC’s effective dose limits for members of the public.

Download the briefing note: FINAL Briefing Note – Elliot Lake Mine Waste