CNA Regrets Delay in Nuclear Procurement in Ontario



    OTTAWA, June 30 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) is
encouraged by the support for nuclear energy in the province from Ontario
Energy and Infrastructure Minister George Smitherman. Like Minister
Smitherman, the CNA believes that a strong electricity system in Ontario
requires nuclear power to provide base load electricity in the province.
    The CNA also agrees with Minister Smitherman that Ontario's nuclear
reactor fleet is in need of modernization to ensure that it remains Ontario's
lowest cost option for base load electricity supply. The CNA is also
encouraged by the statement of the Minister that the announced delay in the
nuclear procurement process is limited to considerations over cost.
    The CNA agrees with the Minister that nuclear technology is currently,
and will in the future, provide half of Ontario's electricity supply, and that
it is a clean, stable and reliable source.
    The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) is a non-profit organization
established in 1960 to represent the nuclear industry in Canada and promote
the development and growth of nuclear technologies for peaceful purposes. The
CNA has about 90 members including power utilities, labour unions,
manufacturers, uranium mining and fuel processing companies, engineering
companies, universities, and associations.




For further information:

For further information: Claudia Lemieux, Director of Communications and
Media Relations, Canadian Nuclear Association, Tel.: (613) 237-4262 ext 104 or
lemieuxc@cna.ca; Colin Hunt, Director of Research and Publications, Canadian
Nuclear Association, (613) 237-4262 ext. 103 or huntc@cna.ca


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