Funding Awarded for Participation in the Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Darlington New Nuclear Power Plant Project

    OTTAWA, June 4 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) has awarded a total of $75,000 to three applicants in
support of their participation in the environmental assessment process for the
Darlington New Nuclear Power Plant Project, near Oshawa, in Ontario.
    The funding recipients are Power Workers Union, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
and Greenpeace Canada.
    This funding will help successful applicants to review and comment on the
draft guidelines for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will be
produced by the project proponent, Ontario Power Generation (OPG), and to
participate in public meetings. The information pertaining to these public
participation opportunities will be communicated at a later date.
    A Participant Funding Review Committee, independent of the Joint Review
Panel, reviewed the requests and provided recommendations on available
funding. The Committee's report, along with further information on the
project, is available on the Agency's Web site at .
    Additional participant funding will be available for the review of the
EIS or to facilitate participation in the public hearings. This second phase
will be announced at a later date.

    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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