Darlington New Nuclear Power Plant Project Technical Information Session on
Nuclear Power Plant Designs

OTTAWA, Dec. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - The Joint Review Panel for the Darlington New Nuclear Power Plan Project invites the public to attend a technical information session in Ottawa regarding proposed nuclear power plant designs, based on three different reactor technologies.

The objective of the half-day session is to provide information on reactor technologies in order to allow the Panel to acquire an understanding of the reactors' principal design features, layouts, key operational parameters, overall normal operation, key safety systems, and the key similarities and differences of the technologies.

    Date:        Tuesday, December 15, 2009

    Location:    Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) - Public Hearing
                 14th floor, 280 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario

    Time:        9:00 a.m.

This technical session is for information purposes and does not provide an opportunity for questions from the public and the media.

The information session will be webcast live and accessible via the CNSC Web site and will be archived on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, under reference number 07-05-29525.

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, along the north shore of Lake Ontario, in the Municipality of Clarington. The project is expected to generate approximately 4800 megawatts of electricity for delivery to the Ontario grid.

This technical information session is being held during the comment period on the project's Environmental Impact Statement and Application for a Licence to Prepare a Site. For more information on the environmental assessment of the project, please visit www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca or www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca .

To register as an interested party and be kept informed of activities relating to the joint review panel process, provide a full mailing address, an e-mail address or a fax number, to:

    Darlington New Nuclear Power Plant Project Joint Review Panel
    Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    160 Elgin Street, Place Bell Canada
    Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3
    Tel.: 1-866-582-1884
    Fax: 613-954-0941
    E-mail: darlington.review@ceaa-acee.gc.ca


For further information: For further information: 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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