Federal Funding Awarded to Participate in the Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Bruce Power New Nuclear Power Plant Project
OTTAWA, October 22, 2008 - 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.
Media may contact:
Nicholas Girard Senior Communications Advisor Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency