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The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will hold open houses to provide information about the environmental assessment and licensing process currently underway for the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' In Situ Decommissioning of the Whiteshell Reactor #1 Project.

The open houses are being held during the public comment period on the draft environmental impact statement (EIS). The objectives of the sessions are to inform the public of the environmental assessment and licensing process for the proposed project; provide information on the proposed project; and clarify how the public can participate in the process, including providing comments on the draft EIS. In particular, CNSC staff will be available to discuss the content of the draft EIS and answer questions from the public about the project.

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Open house
When: November 7, 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Delta Hotel, 350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba – Open house
When: November 8, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Lac du Bonnet Community Centre, 25 McArthur Avenue, Lac du Bonnet, MB

Pinawa, Manitoba – Open house
When: November 9, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Pinawa Community Centre, 20 Vanier Avenue, Pinawa, MB

About the sessions

Our staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about:

  • the way we regulate the nuclear sector
  • the environmental assessment and licensing process for the proposed In Situ Decommissioning of the Whiteshell Reactor #1 Project
  • public participation in theCNSC's upcoming public Commission proceedings related to the project
  • public participation in the licensing process for the proposed licence renewal of the Whiteshell Laboratories site
  • the way we conduct safety checks, inspections, and sampling to ensure that communitiesand the environment remain safe

About us

We regulate 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. Our mandate is to ensure safety.

For more information, visit nuclearsafety.gc.ca, email cnsc.information.ccsn@canada.ca or call 1-800-668-5284.

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