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Vision 2010 Redevelopment Project for Cameco Corporation's Port Hope Conversion Facility – Public Comments Invited on the Comprehensive Study Report

OTTAWA – June 25, 2012 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) invites the public to comment on the Comprehensive Study Report for the proposed Vision 2010 Redevelopment Project for Cameco Corporation's Port Hope Conversion Facility located in Ontario.

The Comprehensive Study Report includes a summary description of the existing environment; the predicted environmental effects; and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's conclusions and recommendations regarding the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures and whether or not the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

After this comment period, the Minister of the Environment will take into consideration the Comprehensive Study Report along with comments received and make public his environmental assessment decision statement.

The Comprehensive Study Report and more information on this project are available on the Agency's Web site at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (Registry reference number 06-03-22672). The document is also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Port Hope Public Library
    Mary J. Benson Branch
    31 Queen Street
    Port Hope, ON
  • Port Hope Public Library
    Garden Hill Branch
    3609 Ganaraska Road (County Road 9)
    Port Hope, ON
  • Cobourg Public Library
    C. Gordon King Centre
    200 Ontario Street
    Cobourg, ON

Comments received by July 25, 2012 will be considered.

This is the final public comment period of the environmental assessment of the project.

The Proposed Project

The Vision 2010 Redevelopment Project involves a comprehensive redevelopment of Cameco's conversion facility located in Port Hope, Ontario. The project consists of decommissioning and demolishing approximately 20 old or underutilized buildings, including those used in the refining or conversion of uranium, removing contaminated soils, building materials and stored historical wastes, and constructing new replacement buildings.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.

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Media may contact:

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Céline Legault
Communications Advisor
Tel.: 613-957-0278

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