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Participant Funding for Orano Canada Inc.'s Uranium Mine Decommissioning Licence Renewal for the Cluff Lake Project

Participant funding for Orano Canada Inc.’s uranium mine decommissioning licence renewal for the Cluff Lake Project will be open from December 10, 2018 to February 15, 2019.

Participant funding notice

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist Indigenous peoples, members of the public and stakeholders in the review of the licence renewal application and the Commission hearing process for the uranium mine decommissioning licence for the Cluff Lake Project by Orano Canada Inc. (Orano).

The CNSC will hold a one-part public hearing on May 15, 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario to consider an application from Orano to renew its uranium mine decommissioning licence for the Cluff Lake project for a period of five years. The current licence expires on July 31, 2019. The Cluff Lake Project is located in the Athabasca Basin of northern Saskatchewan.

Up to $75,000 in participant funding will be dispersed among all eligible applicants for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information through informed and topic-specific interventions to the Commission. Funding will be awarded for the review of documentation – including CNSC staff’s documents and Orano’s Commission member documents – and for participation in the public Commission hearing.

To apply for participant funding, interested parties must complete and submit a participant funding application form. Certain terms and conditions apply. An application form can be submitted by:

  • email:
  • mail: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
    c/o: Participant Funding Program Administrator
    P.O. Box 1046, Station B
    280 Slater Street
    Ottawa, ON, Canada K1P 5S9
  • fax: 613-995-5086

The deadline for submitting a participant funding application is February 15, 2019.

A funding review committee that is independent of the CNSC will consider all applications for funding and make recommendations on the allocation of funds. The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment; to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

For information on how to participate, view the notice of public hearing or visit the Participate in a public Commission hearing sections of the CNSC website.

For questions about this specific funding opportunity, contact:

Adam Zenobi
Participant Funding Program Administrator

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