Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, on May 2 said the Government of Canada has reviewed recommendations made in the Environmental Assessment Report of the Joint Review Panel (JRP) for the Darlington New Nuclear Power Plant Project in Ontario and has determined the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.
The JRP was established in 2009 by the Minister of the Environment and the president of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to assess Ontario Power Generation’s Environmental Impact Statement and application to the CNSC for a License to Prepare Site to build a new nuclear power plant at the Darlington nuclear site in Clarington, Ontario. The New Nuclear at Darlington Project involves the construction and operation of up to four nuclear power reactors, generating 4,800 MW.
The JRP concluded that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects, provided the mitigation measures proposed and commitments made by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) during the review and the Panel’s recommendations are implemented.
The JRP members will proceed to the licensing decision phase regarding OPG’s application for a License to Prepare Site. This is the first step in the multiphase CNSC licensing process.
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