Federal Funding Awarded to Participate in the Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Bruce Power New Nuclear Power Plant Project

    OTTAWA, Oct. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) has awarded a total of $175,000 to five applicants in
support of their participation in the environmental assessment process of the
proposed Bruce Power New Nuclear Power Plant Project in the municipality of
Kincardine, Ontario.
    The funding recipients are Power Workers Union, Citizens For Renewable
Energy, Northwatch Coalition for Environmental Protection, Greenpeace Canada
and Eugene Bourgeois.
    This phase II funding is being made available to help successful
applicants review the proponent's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or
prepare for and participate in the public hearings that will be announced at a
later date. Phase I funding of $50 000 was allocated in August 2007 to assist
recipients in reviewing the draft Guidelines for the EIS.
    A Funding Review Committee, independent of the review panel, reviewed the
requests and provided recommendations on available funding. The Committee's
report, as well as further information on the project, is available at
www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca , under Registry number 07-05-25738.

    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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