Atomic Energy of Canada Limited


AECL Annual Public Meeting Oct. 13, 2022

On October 13, 2022 Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) will hold a virtual public meeting. The forum will provide an opportunity to learn about the organization’s achievements of the past year and its plans.

Jim Burpee, Chair of the AECL Board of Directors, and Fred Dermarkar, President and CEO, will present at this meeting and will be available to answer questions from the public.

The meeting will take place via live webcast on AECL’s website.

Date and time:
October 13, 2022
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT

To attend the event, please register.

Members of the public who will join the meeting via the webcast are invited to provide questions in advance of the meeting via email at This mailbox will also be monitored for any questions received during the meeting. Best efforts will be made to answer questions received via email during the meeting within the allocated time; unanswered questions will be responded to in writing directly to requestors following the meeting.

For more information, please contact:

Amy Gottschling to Assume Role of Vice-President, Science, Technology & Commercial Oversight at AECL

Amy Gottschling to Assume Role of Vice-President, Science, Technology & Commercial Oversight at AECL

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) is pleased to welcome Amy Gottschling as Vice-President, Science, Technology & Commercial Oversight at AECL, effective February 14, 2022.

In her new role of Vice-President, Science, Technology & Commercial Oversight, Amy will be responsible for overseeing the performance of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ nuclear science and technology projects and programs for the Government of Canada, as well as commercial science and technology projects for third-party customers.

Amy comes to AECL with over 20 years of experience, having most recently served as the Vice President of Radioactive Materials and Chemistry Services at Kinectrics Inc., where she managed a portfolio encompassing research and development, radioactive waste processing and decommissioning planning, radiochemistry, tritium technologies, and medical isotopes.

Safe Long-Term Storage of Waste at Port Granby Site

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) is proud to announce the capping and closure of the engineered aboveground mound at the Port Granby Long-Term Waste Management Facility in Clarington, Ontario, as part of the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI).

Construction at the Port Granby Project storage facility began in 2016 and involved the installation of multi-layered base liner and cover systems to safely isolate approximately 1.3 million tonnes of low-level radioactive waste from the environment. In November 2020, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) completed the excavation and safe transfer of historic waste from the former site on the shores of Lake Ontario. Maintenance and monitoring at this facility will continue for hundreds of years.

The facility is one of several environmental remediation projects being undertaken by CNL, including the design and construction of a similar facility proposed for the Chalk River Laboratories site, known as the Near Surface Disposal Facility (NSDF), which is currently undergoing an environmental assessment.

This is a significant achievement, one which has only been made possible through collaborative work between AECL, CNL and municipal partners.

“This milestone represents a strong and continuous commitment to our environmental protection initiatives,” said Fred Dermarkar, President and CEO of AECL. “Together, we are addressing key environmental remediation responsibilities now to leave an honourable legacy for future generations.”

We would like to congratulate all staff and contractors for their hard work, and we look forward to celebrating with the community and Indigenous nations in the spring.

For more information on the Port Granby Project and the PHAI, please visit CNL’s website.