Notice of public hearing and participant funding offering for Ontario Power Generation Inc.'s Pickering Waste Management Facility licence renewal

News Release

November 4, 2016 – Ottawa, ON

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist members of the public, Indigenous groups and other stakeholders in participating in the licence application review and the Commission’s public hearing process for the renewal of OPG’s Pickering Waste Management Facility (PWMF) operating licence. The PWMF is located on the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station site in the city of Pickering, Ontario, on Lake Ontario’s north shore.

The CNSC will hold a public hearing in Ottawa, Ontario on April 11 or 12, 2017 to consider OPG’s application to renew its PWMF operating licence until August 31, 2028. OPG is also seeking approval to construct and operate additional facilities at the PWMF, including one dry storage container (DSC) processing building and two DSC storage buildings.

Participant funding of up to $50,000 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 December 9, 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 more information, view the Notice of Public Hearing or visit the Participate in a Public Commission Hearing and Participant Funding Program sections of the CNSC website.

Quick facts

  • The Pickering Waste Management Facility is located in Pickering, ON, and is owned and operated by Ontario Power Generation Inc.
  • The facility processes and stores dry storage containers of used nuclear fuel from the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station
  • The facility also stores intermediate-level waste from the refurbishment of Pickering A


Aurèle Gervais
Media Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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