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

Posted Dec 11 2009 6:45am

Darlington New Nuclear Power Plant Project
Joint Review Panel

News Release

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

OTTAWA, December 10, 2009 – 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 Room
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.

For more information, media may contact:

  • 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

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

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