The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is seeking comments from the public on the project description for the In Situ Decommissioning of the Whiteshell Reactor #1 Project (PDF, 1.22Mb). The project involves the decommissioning of the former nuclear research reactor located at the Whiteshell Laboratories site near Pinawa, Manitoba.

Comments should be based on local, regional or traditional knowledge of the site or surrounding environment, or should provide any other relevant information that may help with the conduct of the environmental assessment (EA). All comments received will be considered public.

Written comments must be submitted by July 4, 2016 to:

Candida Cianci

Environmental Assessment Specialist
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
P.O. Box 1046 Station B
280 Slater Street
Ottawa ON K1P 5S9
Telephone: 613-947-0554 or 1-800-668-5284
Fax: 613-995-5086

Following receipt of public comments on the project description, the Commission will determine the scope of the factors to be considered in the EA. The proponent, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, will then be required to provide to the CNSC an environmental impact statement (EIS) for review. An EIS is a report written by a proponent that presents the technical studies and findings of an EA. The CNSC's Generic Guidelines for the Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (PDF, 733Kb) provide general instructions on the preparation and information requirements that must be included in the EIS in order to comply with CEAA 2012 requirements.


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