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Proposed Pickering B refurbishment and continued operation

Environment assessment (EA) start date: July 28, 2006
Type: Screening
CEAR reference number: 06-01-21226
Proponent: Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
Location: Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, Pickering, Ontario

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Project description

The CNSC has received notice of intent and a project description from Ontario Power Generation (OPG), for the refurbishment and continued operation of the Pickering B Nuclear Generating Station Units 5, 6, 7 and 8 until about 2060.

CNSC approval to refurbish and extend the operating life of these units requires an amendment pursuant to subsection 24(2) of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (NSCA) to OPG’s current operating licence. The EA to be completed under the CEAA will provide part of the information that the CNSC will use in considering OPG’s proposal.

Before the Commission makes its decision on licensing under the NSCA regarding OPG’s proposal, an EA must be completed in compliance with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The purpose of an EA is to identify the possible environmental effects of a proposed project, and 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.

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