Joint Review Panel Established for the Proposed Bruce Power New Nuclear Power Plant Project



    OTTAWA, Sept. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Three panel members were appointed today
to a joint review panel (JRP) established to review the proposed Bruce Power
New Nuclear Power Plant project located in the Municipality of Kincardine,
Ontario.
    The appointment of Dr. Louis LaPierre (Panel Chair), Mr. André Harvey and
Dr. Moyra J. McDill was made jointly between Canada's Environment Minister,
John Baird, and the President of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
(CNSC), Michael Binder.
    The JRP will conduct the environmental assessment and consider the
licence application to prepare a site for the project. Bruce Power Inc. is
proposing the site preparation and the 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, north
of Kincardine. The project is expected to generate approximately
4,000 megawatts of electricity to the Ontario grid.
    Biographical information on the JRP members along with more information
on this project, are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency's Website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca, registry number 07-05-25738 and at
www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca .

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

    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: Nicholas Girard, Senior
Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613)
957-0958; Aurèle Gervais, Media and Community Relations, Canadian Nuclear
Safety Commission, (613) 996-6860, www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca; FOR BROADCAST USE:
The Government of Canada announced today the nomination of three panel members
to a Joint Review Panel established to review the proposed Bruce Power New
Nuclear Power Plant project located in the Municipality of Kincardine,
Ontario. The appointment of Dr. Louis LaPierre, Mr. André Harvey and Dr. Moyra
J. McDill was made jointly between Canada's Environment Minister, John Baird,
and the President of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Michael Binder.
For more information, please visit www.ceaa.gc.ca or www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca.


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