Notice of participant funding offering for Ontario Power Generation's Western Waste Management Facility licence renewal

News Release

July 25, 2016 – Ottawa, ON

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist members of the public, Aboriginal groups and other stakeholders in participating in the licence application review and Commission hearing process for Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Western Waste Management Facility (WWMF) licence renewal.

The CNSC will hold a public hearing on April 12, 2017 to consider an application from OPG to renew, for a period of 10 years, its waste facility operating licence. The current operating licence expires on May 31, 2017. OPG’s application includes a request for authorization to expand the current site and to construct new additional storage structures at the WWMF for the continued management of OPG’s radioactive wastes. The WWMF is located in the Municipality of Kincardine, Ontario, on the Bruce Power Inc. site.

Participant funding of up to $75,000 is being offered for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information, through informed and topic-specific interventions to the Commission. Funding will be awarded for the review of documentation including CNSC staff and OPG’s Commission member documents, and for participation in the public Commission hearing.

The deadline for submitting a completed participant funding application form to the CNSC is October 30, 2016.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment; 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 radioactive waste and Participant Funding Program sections of the CNSC website.

Quick facts

  • The WWMF is located in Kincardine, ON, and is owned and operated by Ontario Power Generation (OPG).
  • The facility stores low-level radioactive wastes from the Bruce A and B reactors as well as from the Pickering and Darlington nuclear generating stations.
  • The WWMF also houses used fuel from Bruce A and B along with refurbishment waste from Bruce A.

Contact
Aurèle Gervais
Media and Community Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
613-996-6860
1-800-668-5284
cnsc.mediarelations-relationsmedias.ccsn@canada.ca

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