Public Notice
Modelling Technical Information Session on Environmental Impact Statement and Licence Application for Deep Geologic Repository Project - RESCHEDULED

September 10, 2012 - The Joint Review Panel for the Deep Geologic Repository Project for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste (DGR) invites the public to attend a technical information session on October 11, 2012 in Ottawa, regarding the numeric modelling used by Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG) in the preparation of its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and licence application documents. This session originally planned for September has been rescheduled.

The objective of the full day session is for the Panel to obtain additional information on how numeric models used in the environmental impact assessment and the preliminary safety assessment contribute confidence in and an understanding of the expected performance of the DGR. Focus will be on the fundamental aspects, calibration, verification and uncertainty related to the hydrogeology, repository evolution, air quality, noise and radiation dose models.

This information is needed to satisfy the requirements of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines issued by government for the DGR. The session is not the venue for the testing of information already on the record.

The modelling technical information session will be held:

Date Thursday, October 11, 2012
Location Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Public Hearing Room
14th Floor, 280 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Time 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The session will be webcast live via the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Web site and the archived webcast will be available on that site. Transcripts of the proceedings will be posted on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, reference number 17520.

The public is encouraged to attend the modelling technical information session in person or to access the webcast. Although the public and media will not have an opportunity to ask questions during the session, follow-up questions may be sent to the Panel for its consideration.

The modelling technical information session is being held during the review and comment period on the DGR EIS and Application for a Licence to Prepare Site and Construct. Note that the end date of this review and comment period, which was originally scheduled for August 3, 2012, continues to be extended to accommodate time required for Ontario Power Generation to respond to information requests from the Panel. The new comment period deadline will be announced at a later date.

To be kept informed of the panel review process and ongoing activities, send an email to DGR.Review@ceaa-acee.gc.ca and ask to be added to the interested parties distribution list.

About the Project

The DGR is a proposal by Ontario Power Generation to prepare a site, and construct and operate a facility for the long-term management of low and intermediate level radioactive waste at the Bruce Nuclear site, within the Municipality of Kincardine, Ontario. Low level radioactive waste consists of industrial items that have become contaminated during routine clean up and maintenance activities at nuclear generating stations. Intermediate level radioactive waste consists primarily of used nuclear reactor components, ion-exchange resins, and filters used to purify reactor systems. Used nuclear fuel will not be stored or managed in the DGR.

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