CNSC public hearing and participant funding for Hydro-Québec's Gentilly-2 nuclear facility

News Release

November 17, 2015 – Ottawa, ON

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will hold a public hearing on May 4 or 5, 2016 in Ottawa, ON, to consider an application from Hydro-Québec for a 10-year licence to continue activities related to the preparation for the decommissioning of the Gentilly-2 nuclear facility that is currently in a safe storage state. Gentilly-2 is located near Bécancour, QC.

The Commission will be accepting written interventions for the hearing. Requests to intervene must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission by April 4, 2016.

Through its Participant Funding Program, the CNSC is offering up to $25,000 in funding to assist members of the public, Aboriginal groups and other stakeholders in reviewing Hydro-Québec’s licence application and associated documents, and submitting comments to the Commission.

The deadline for submitting a completed participant funding application form to the CNSC is January 29, 2016.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment, and to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

For information about how to participate, visit the Participate in a public Commission hearing and Participant Funding Program sections of the CNSC website.

Quick Facts:

  • The Gentilly-2 nuclear facility is owned by Hydro-Québec
  • The station was permanently shut down in December 2012 and is currently in a safe storage state
Photo of Gentilly-2 Nuclear Facility


Aurèle Gervais
Media and Community Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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