Public invited to attend additional information sessions for proposed Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project

    OTTAWA, Sept. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The Secretariat for the Joint Panel
appointed to review the proposed Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation
Project invites the public to attend additional information sessions.
    The information sessions will give Aboriginal groups, the public,
governments and other interested parties an opportunity to hear about how the
joint panel review will proceed and how they can participate.
    Federal and provincial representatives who form the Secretariat will be
making presentations and will answer questions. The Panel will not be present
at these sessions.

    The dates and locations of the information sessions are as follows:

    September 21, 2009 - North West River (NL)
    Labrador Interpretation Center
    2 Portage Road, North West River
    - 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

    September 22, 2009 - Hopedale (NL)
    Amaguk Inn dining room
    - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

    September 22, 2009 - Mud Lake (NL)
    Community Hall
    Mud Lake
    - 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

    September 23, 2009 - Rigolet (NL)
    Community Hall
    7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

    September 24, 2009 - St. John's (NL)
    Holiday Inn
    180 Portugal Cove Road, St.John's
    - 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

    September 24, 2009 - Sept-Iles (QC)
    Hôtel Gouverneur Sept-Iles
    666 Laure blvd., Sept-Iles
    - 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

    Further information on this project is available on the Canadian
Environmental Assessment Registry at , registry number

    Nalcor Energy proposes to construct two hydroelectric generating stations
with a total capacity of just over 3000 megawatts (MW) on the Lower Churchill
River, together with transmission lines to connect the two generation sites to
the existing Upper Churchill Project. The proposed generation stations would
be located at Gull Island (2,250 MW) and Muskrat Falls (824 MW).

For further information:

For further information: Media may contact: Lucille Jamault, Manager,
Communications, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613) 957-0434

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