Darlington New Nuclear Power Plant Project - Availability of $150,000 to Participate in the Environmental Assessment

    OTTAWA, June 19 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) is making available $150,000 under its Participant Funding
Program to assist groups or individuals in participating in the environmental
assessment of the proposed Darlington New Nuclear Power Plant Project, located
at the existing Darlington Nuclear site in the Municipality of Clarington near
Oshawa, Ontario.
    This funding is being made available to help successful applicants review
the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will be prepared by the
proponent. The funding may also be used to prepare for and participate in the
public hearings that will be announced at a later date by the panel.
    A Funding Review Committee, independent of the environmental assessment
process, will consider all applications and make a recommendation on the
allocation of funds. Applications received by the Agency by July 20, 2009 will
be considered.
    The Participant Funding Program Guide, the application form and the
contribution agreement are available on the Agency's Web site at
www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca. Information on the proposed project is also available on
the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry on the Agency's Web site, under
reference number 07-05-29525
    In June 2008, the Agency awarded a total of $75,000 to help three
recipients review and comment on the draft guidelines for the EIS and
participate in public information meetings.
    Ontario Power Generation is proposing 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, along
the north shore of Lake Ontario, in the Municipality of Clarington. The
project is expected to generate approximately 4800 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: Annie Roy, Senior Communications Advisor,
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613) 957-0396

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