Bruce Power New Nuclear Power Plant Project - Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines and Joint Review Panel Agreement Issued



    OTTAWA, Aug. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (the CNSC)
issued two documents today - the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Guidelines and the Joint Review Panel (JRP) Agreement - related to the
proposed Bruce Power New Nuclear Power Plant Project, located in the
Municipality of Kincardine, Ontario.
    The EIS Guidelines identify the information needed for Bruce Power to
prepare the EIS which will provide a detailed analysis of the potential
environmental effects of the proposed project. The Guidelines also list the
requirements for a licence to prepare the site. The JRP Agreement establishes
how the panel will function and the terms of reference for conducting the
environmental assessment and for determining the information required to
consider the licence application to prepare a site.
    The draft Guidelines and the draft JRP Agreement were subject to public
consultation from April 4 to June 18, 2008 and were amended following
consideration of the comments received.
    The final Guidelines and Agreement, along with more information on this
project, are available at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca , registry number 07-05-25738
(http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/Viewer_e.cfm?CEAR_ID=25738) and at
www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca .
    Next steps will include the appointment of JRP members, the submission of
Bruce Power's EIS and licensing documentation to the JRP, and a public
consultation on the EIS.
    The project represents a proposal by Bruce Power Inc. for the site
preparation, 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, in the Municipality of Kincardine. The project is
expected to generate approximately 4,000 megawatts of electricity to the
Ontario grid.

    About the Agency:

    The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal
environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects
of proposed projects, and the measures to address those effects, in support of
sustainable development.

    About the CNSC:

    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.




For further information:

For further information: media may contact: Lucille Jamault, Senior
Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613)
957-0434; Sunni Locatelli, Director, Public Affairs and Media Relations
Division, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, (613) 995-2903


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