Public invited to attend information sessions for proposed Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project



    OTTAWA, April 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The Secretariat for the Joint Panel
appointed to review the proposed Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation
Project invites the public to attend information sessions in Newfoundland and
Labrador.
    The information sessions will give Aboriginal groups, the public,
governments and other interested parties an opportunity to hear about how the
joint panel review will proceed and how they can participate.
    Federal and provincial representatives who form the Secretariat will be
making presentations and will answer questions. The Panel will not be present
at these sessions.
    The dates and locations of the information sessions are as follows:

    
    May 11 and May 12: Goose Bay
    Hotel North 2
    382 Hamilton River Road, Happy Valley - Goose Bay
    - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    May 11: Cartwright
    Cartwright Hotel
    Route 516, Airstrip Road, Cartwright
    - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    May 12: Rigolet
    Community Hall
    Rigolet
    - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    May 13: Churchill Falls
    Community Centre
    Churchill Falls
    - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    May 14: Labrador City/Wabush
    Wabush Hotel
    9 Grenfell Drive, Wabush
    - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    

    Sessions in Natuashish, Hopedale, Sheshatshui and St. John's will be held
in late May or early June.
    To obtain information on the panel review process and be kept informed of
the Panel's activities, provide a full mailing or e-mail address to either of
the Panel Co-Managers.
    Further information on this project is available on the Canadian
Environmental Assessment Registry at www.ceaa.gc.ca , registry number
07-05-26178.
    Nalcor Energy proposes to construct two hydroelectric generating stations
with a total capacity of just over 3000 megawatts (MW) on the Lower Churchill
River, together with transmission lines to connect the two generation sites to
the existing Upper Churchill Project. The proposed generation stations would
be located at Gull Island (2,250 MW) and Muskrat Falls (824 MW).




For further information:

For further information: Media may contact: Lucille Jamault, Senior
Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613)
957-0434


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