Joint Review Panel Established for the Proposed Bruce Power New Nuclear Power Plant Project
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September 5, 2008
OTTAWA – Three panel members were appointed today to a Joint Review Panel (JRP) established to review the proposed Bruce Power New Nuclear Power Plant project located in the Municipality of Kincardine, Ontario.
The appointment of Dr. Louis LaPierre (Panel Chair), Mr. André Harvey and Dr. Moyra J. McDill was made jointly between Canada’s Environment Minister, John Baird, and the President of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), Michael Binder.
The JRP will conduct the environmental assessment and consider the licence application to prepare a site for the project. Bruce Power Inc. is proposing the site preparation and the construction, operation, decommissioning and abandonment of up to four new nuclear reactors at the existing Bruce Nuclear Site, located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron, north of Kincardine. The project is expected to generate approximately 4,000 megawatts of electricity to the Ontario grid.
Biographical information on the JRP members along with more information on this project, are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency's Website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca , registry number 07-05-25738 and at www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment; and to respect Canada's international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
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The Government of Canada announced today the nomination of three panel members to a Joint Review Panel established to review the proposed Bruce Power New Nuclear Power Plant project located in the Municipality of Kincardine, Ontario. The appointment of Dr. Louis LaPierre, Mr. André Harvey and Dr. Moyra J. McDill was made jointly between Canada’s Environment Minister, John Baird, and the President of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Michael Binder. For more information, please visit www.ceaa.gc.ca or www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca.