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Friday, April 21, 2017

OPG to Answer Environmental Agency

Kincardine | by John Divinski  

OPG to give CEAA additional information on proposed DGR by the end of next month.

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has advised the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) that the additional information they want on the proposed Deep Geologic Repository (DGR), will be in their hands by May 26th, 2017.
You may recall, we told you earlier this month that CEAA asked for more information on alternate locations for the storage of low and intermediate nuclear waste.
OPG spokesperson Fred Kuntz, in an e-mail to Bayshore Broadcasting News, says "The CEAA has asked for clarification, elaboration or further description of the project and its potential effects at the two alternate locations, in comparison with OPG’s proposed location at the Bruce nuclear site, including with respect to Indigenous communities and the environment, as well as a number of technical criteria."
The email states "OPG is confident we can address the additional information requests thoroughly in this timeframe."
According to the OPG release, CEAA had asked 23 additional questions regarding the study of the DGR.
The proposed DGR calls for the 680-metre underground repository to be near the Bruce Power site where the waste is currently being stored above ground.

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