Joint Review Panel for the Darlington New Nuclear Power Plant Project
Requests Additional Information from Ontario Power Generation

OTTAWA, Feb. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - The Joint Review Panel for the Darlington New Nuclear Power Plant Project today requested that the project proponent, Ontario Power Generation, provide additional information in support of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Application for a Licence to Prepare a Site. Additional information is required to ensure that the proponent's documentation adequately addresses the guidelines issued to Ontario Power Generation on March 12, 2009.

The EIS and the licence application are intended to examine the potential environmental effects of all phases of the project and address all requirements of a Licence to Prepare a Site.

The Joint Review Panel initiated a six-month public comment period on the EIS and licence application documentation in November 2009. The end date of the comment period, which was originally scheduled for May 2010, will now be extended as a result of the information request. The Panel will announce the new comment period deadline when it receives the requested information from Ontario Power Generation. Consequently, Canadians will have a longer time period to review and comment on the EIS and the Application for a Licence to Prepare a Site.

The public may continue to submit written comments on the EIS and the Application for a Licence to Prepare a Site to the addresses below. All of the information relating to the review is posted on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca, reference number 07-05-29525. Paper or electronic copies of the documents are also available for public viewing at Ontario Power Generation's Community Kiosk, Bowmanville Mall, 243 King Street East, Bowmanville, Ontario. For locations of additional paper or electronic copies for public viewing, please contact Ontario Power Generation by phone at 1-866-487-6006, or by e-mail at newbuild@opg.com.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission will continue to update the Darlington New Nuclear Power Plant Project milestones on its Web site at www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca.

Please forward comments by mail, e-mail or fax to the attention of:

    
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    Debra Myles
    Panel Co-Manager
    Darlington New Nuclear Power Plant Project Joint Review Panel
    c/o
    Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    160 Elgin St, 22nd Floor
    Place Bell Canada
    Ottawa ON K1A 0H3
    Tel.: 613-957-0626 or 1-866-582-1884
    Fax: 613-957-0941
    E-mail: darlington.review@ceaa-acee.gc.ca
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    Kelly McGee
    Panel Co-Manager
    Darlington New Nuclear Power Plant Project Joint Review Panel
    c/o
    Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
    PO Box 1046, Station B
    280 Slater Street
    Ottawa ON K1P 5S9
    Tel.: 613-947-3710
    Fax: 613-995-5086
    E-mail: kelly.mcgee@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca
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About the Project

The project is a proposal by Ontario Power Generation for the site preparation, construction, operation, decommissioning and abandonment of up to four new nuclear reactors at its existing Darlington Nuclear site located near Oshawa, Ontario, in the Municipality of Clarington. The project is expected to generate approximately 4800 megawatts of electricity for delivery to the Ontario grid.

About the Joint Review Panel

The Joint Review Panel for the Darlington New Nuclear Power Plant Project is an independent body, mandated by the Minister of the Environment and the President of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to assess the environmental effects of the proposed project and review the Application for a Licence to Prepare a Site.

SOURCE DARLINGTON NEW NUCLEAR POWER PLANT PROJECT JOINT REVIEW PANEL

For further information: For further information: media may contact: Annie Roy, Senior Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Tel.: (613) 957-0396; Aurèle Gervais, Media and Community Relations, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Tel.: (613) 996-6860

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