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Construction and Operation of the Pickering Waste Management Facility Phase II

Environmental assessment start date: July 4, 2002
Type: Screening
FEAI reference number: 33828
Proponent: Ontario Power Generation
Location: Pickering, Ontario

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Project Description

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has received notice from Ontario Power Generation (OPG) of its intent to apply for an amendment to an existing licence. The amendment seeks to obtain authorization for the construction and operation of an extension to the existing used fuel processing and storage facility at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station site in Pickering, Ontario. The existing Pickering Waste Management Facility Phase I (PWMF I) is licensed as a Class IB nuclear facility under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, and an environmental assessment was completed for the PWMF I in 1999.

Before the Commission makes its decision on OPG's application, an environmental assessment must be completed in compliance with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The purpose of an environmental assessment is to identify the possible environmental effects of a proposed project, and to determine whether these effects can be mitigated before the project is allowed to proceed.

Further Information

CNSC maintains a public registry of documents related to its environmental assessments. Lists and copies of documents may be obtained upon request. For questions or information directly related to this environmental assessment, contact the CNSC.

For more information on the environmental assessment process, please refer to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency web site at

CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment and to respect Canada's international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

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