Bruce Power New Nuclear Power Plant Project - Availability of $175,000 in Participant Funding

    OTTAWA, July 17 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) is making available $175,000 under its Participant Funding
Program to assist groups and individuals to take part in the environmental
assessment of the proposed Bruce Power New Nuclear Power Plant Project in
Kincardine, Ontario.
    This funding is being made available to help successful applicants review
the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will be prepared by the
proponent, Bruce Power. The funding may also be used to prepare for and
participate in the public hearings that will be announced at a later date.
    A Funding Review Committee, independent of the review panel, will
consider all applications and make recommendations on the allocation of funds.
Information on the proposed project and on the environmental assessment
process is available on the Agency's Web site at , under
registry number 07-05-25738.
    In August 2007, the Agency awarded a total of $50,000 to help four
recipients review and comment on the draft Guidelines for the EIS that will be
prepared by the project's proponent and to participate in a public information
meeting that took place in May 2008.
    The project is a proposal for 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.

    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.

For further information:

For further information: Nicholas Girard, Senior Communications Advisor,
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613) 957-0958,

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