Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council

2019-11-12 12:10
  • Reference Number 70
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Updated Public Notice (August 9, 2019): Public Comment Period Extension (Project Description)
  • From Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission re: Comments on the Project Description for the Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River
  • From Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission re: Comments on the Project Description for the Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River
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  • Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council 3DHIN 20190CT25®32 . tU- oA FILE 3k:DOSSIER REFERRED TOm REFEREA The Maritime Regional Aboriginal Leaders Intergovernmental Council of Aboriginal Peoples Continuing to Reside onTraditional Ancestral Homelands September 13, 2019Forums CNSCccSNLeaders CongressO MAPC Commissions/Projects MAARS Secretariats IKANAWTIKET SARA MAPC Administration Airaee Rupert Environmental Assessment Officer Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission P.O. Box 1046 Station B Ottawa, ON KIP 5S9 ' Doc# ^BLrnent MAPC Regional Adininisfcrafcive Office 172 Truro Heights Road Truro Heights, Nova Scotia 88L 1X1" RE: Comments on the Project Description for the Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River (No*: CRP- LIC-01-001, Rev. 2) 90&895-29B3 S02-895-3844 1-855-858-7240 frontdesk@mspcorg.ca Tel; The Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council is opposed to the project described in the Project Description for the Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River (No.; ...

Attachment Administrator on behalf of Métis Nation of Ontario

2019-09-23 13:09
  • Reference Number 64
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Updated Public Notice (August 9, 2019): Public Comment Period Extension (Project Description)
  • From Métis Nation of Ontario to The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission re: Comments on the Project Description for the Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River
  • Hello Aimee,   Please find attached MNO comments.   Thank you for the extension.   Sincerely,   Jesse Fieldwebster, M. Eng. Manager, Nuclear Energy Lands Resources & Consultations Métis Nation of Ontario
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  • Métis Nation of Ontario Lands, Resources and Consultations 311 – 75 Sherbourne Street | Toronto, ON M5A 2P9 | Tel: 416-977-9881 | metisnation.org 14 September 2019 Aimee Rupert, Environmental Assessment Officer Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission P.O. Box 1046 Station B 280 Slater Street Ottawa ON K1P 5S9 BY ELECTRONIC MAIL Dear Aimee Rupert: Re: Global First Power’s proposed Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) would like to thank the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for providing the MNO with the opportunity to comment on the project description for Global First Power (GFP)’s proposed Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River. On behalf of the MNO, which represents the rights and interests of Ontario’s regional rights-bearing Métis community, please accept the following comments concerning the project description for GFP’s proposed Micro Modular Reactor ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of National Council of Women of Canada

2019-09-23 13:00
  • Reference Number 61
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Updated Public Notice (August 9, 2019): Public Comment Period Extension (Project Description)
  • From National Council of Women of Canada to The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission re: Comments on the Project Description for the Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River
  •   Ms. Aimee Rupert, Environmental Assessment Officer Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission     Dear Ms. Rupert, As per my phone call just now, attached is a very  slightly edited  National Council of Women Brief, which was sent to you by NCWC  President, Patricia Leson on September 14th , regarding Global Power’s Project Description for a Micro Modular Nuclear Reacto. I have : 1) corrected  the reversal in the project title, 2) added background reference material for reference # 7, and,  3) corrected the reference list alignment. We would appreciate it very much if this  corrected version of our brief could be substituted for the original one. Regards, Gracia Janes 1st VP NCWC, with ...
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  • 1 Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Aimee Rupert Environmental Assessment Officer Cnsc.ea.ccsn@canada.ca September 14th 2019 Re: 80182 Global Power “Project Description” for Proposed Micro Modular Nuclear Reactor at CNL Chalk River Site The National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) has strong precautionary policy regarding the many dangers of nuclear power to public health and safety and the environment, and we are recently on record with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency as supporting full Environmental Impact Assessments for small modular nuclear reactors, under the 2019 Impact Assessment Bill C-69 .1. Therefore, NCWC is extremely concerned that Global Power’s micro-modular nuclear reactor “project”, the first of its kind to get to this stage of CNSC’s application process , and therefore a precedent-setting one, is instead subject of a CNSC “review” , and “assessment” under the much weaker 2012 Canadian ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility

2019-09-23 12:52
  • Reference Number 59
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Updated Public Notice (August 9, 2019): Public Comment Period Extension (Project Description)
  • From Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility to The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission re: Comments on the Project Description for the Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River
  • Comments on Global First Power's Inadequate Project Description for the Micro Modular Nuclear Reactor Project at Chalk River  To whom it may concern,   The Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility (CCNR) considers the MMR 'project description’ to be totally inadequate, as it does not address in any meaningful way the decommissioning of the facility at the end of its useful lifetime, nor the ultimate disposition of the various waste streams. It also fails to discuss the behaviour of the core under any specific accident scenarios. The proposed reactor will generate post-fission radioactive wastes of all kinds, from high-level waste (irradiated nuclear fuel) to a wide variety of low and intermediate level wastes. All of these waste streams will involve many varieties of human-made radioactive poisons including fission products (like radioactive cesium, radioactive iodine, and radioactive strontium) and/or transuranic ...
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  • CCNR Comments on the Project Description of the MMR (Micro Modular Reactor) proposed to be constructed and operated at the Chalk River site. 1 The Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility (CCNR) has concluded that the existing Project Description is extremely simplistic and entirely unsatisfactory, amounting to little more than a cursory overview of the project in a very superficial manner. Measurements and dimensions of the fuel and details of the core geometry are absent, quantification of pressures, temperatures, and rates of flow are missing, even the level of enrichment of the fuel is unspecified. There are few details given regarding the construction of the MMR, when it is non- radioactive, but there is no detail at all provided for the much more challenging job of dismantling the radioactive structure without benefit of a decades-long cooling-off period that has been advocated by Canadian utilities such as Ontario Power Generation, Hydro Quebec and NB ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Tony Reddin and Marion Copleston

2019-09-23 12:49
  • Reference Number 58
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Updated Public Notice (August 9, 2019): Public Comment Period Extension (Project Description)
  • From Tony Reddin and Marion Copleston to The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission re: Comments on the Project Description for the Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River
  • To whom it may concern, This 'project description' is inadequate; our comments are attached. Thank you,  Tony Reddin & Marion Copleston, Bonshaw PEI [Address Redacted]
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  • Comments on Global First Power's Inadequate Project Description for Micro Modular Nuclear Reactor (MMNR) Project at Chalk River - September 14, 2019 To whom it may concern, This 'project description' is inadequate; our comments are below. Thank you, Tony Reddin & Marion Copleston, ------ 1. There is inadequate description of activities to be performed in relation to the project : a) use of enriched uranium fuel - a description of fuel fabrication activities should be part of a complete project description. b) waste management- a description of any gaseous wastes being produced during plant operation; and details on plans for packaging, storage, transport, and disposal of Low and Intermediate Level Waste should be part of a complete project description. c) decommissioning- a complete plan to deal with irradiated graphite waste and concrete should be part of a complete project description. 2. The project description does not acknowledge that this ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Sunil Nijhawan

2019-09-23 12:46
  • Reference Number 56
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Updated Public Notice (August 9, 2019): Public Comment Period Extension (Project Description)
  • From Sunil Nijhawan to The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission re: Comments on the Project Description for the Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River
  • Aimee Rupert, Environmental Assessment Officer Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission P.O. Box 1046, Station B 280 Slater Street Ottawa ON  K1P 5S9   Hello Ms. Rupert:   I attach my comments on Global First Power's Small Modular Nuclear reactor proposed for Chalk River.   Regards,   Sunil Nijhawan, Ph.D, P.Eng  
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  • 1 Invited Public Comments on 'Project Description for the Micro Modular Reactor project at Chalk River Submitted by Sunil Nijhawan, Ph.D, P.Eng, Toronto As a nuclear engineer with over 35 years of experience in design evaluation, safety assessments and licensing certification of a number of US, Russian and Canadian power and research reactors, I am in shock at certain CNSC staff declaring such a project description document acceptable. Any university professor of engineering , like I was once, would not have given this group 'report' even a low passing grade. The students would have been encouraged to a complete redo or choose failing or withdrawing from the course. I am a 'pro-nuclear' engineer specializing in power and research reactor safety who insists on demonstrably safe nuclear options and would have liked to see a much better document in order to do a preliminary assessment of the technical viability and potential environmental impacts of the whole cycle of activities ...

Attachment Administrator on behalf of M. V. Ramana

2019-09-23 12:20
  • Reference Number 54
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Updated Public Notice (August 9, 2019): Public Comment Period Extension (Project Description)
  • From M. V. Ramana to The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission re: Comments on the Project Description for the Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River
  • To   Aimee Rupert, Environmental Assessment Officer Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission P.O. Box 1046, Station B 280 Slater Street Ottawa ON  K1P 5S9   Please find attached a letter in response to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC) Updated Public Notice dated August 9, 2019, inviting comments on the Project Description of Global First Power’s Micro Modular Reactor (MMR) Project at Chalk River. I am happy to offer any further information.   Thank you for this opportunity to offer my input, Ramana     ------------------ M. V. Ramana Professor and Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security Director, Liu Institute for ...
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  • 14 September 2019 SUBMISSION TO THE CANADIAN NUCLEAR SAFETY COMMISSION REGARDING THE PROJECT DESCRIPTION FOR GLOBAL FIRST POWER’S MICRO MODULAR REACTOR I am submitting this letter in response to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC) Updated Public Notice dated August 9, 2019, inviting comments on the Project Description of Global First Power’s Micro Modular Reactor (MMR) Project at Chalk River. I have expertise and many years of experience in analyzing the safety and environmental impacts of nuclear power related facilities including Small Modular Reactors (SMRs). I have published several peer reviewed papers and reports on the topic. For a selection of my works, please see https://sppga.ubc.ca/profile/m-v-ramana/ Global First Power (GFP), the Project proponent, is proposing a Small Modular Reactor (SMR) project using MMR technology. There are several reasons to be concerned about a High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactor (HTGR) of ...

Attachment Administrator on behalf of Canadian Environmental Law Association

2019-09-23 12:11
  • Reference Number 51
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Updated Public Notice (August 9, 2019): Public Comment Period Extension (Project Description)
  • From Canadian Environmental Law Association to The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission re: Comments on the Project Description for the Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River
  • To whom it may concern,   Please see attached for the submission of the Canadian Environmental Law Association pertaining to the Project Description for Global First Power's small modular reactor at Chalk River.   Regards,   Kerrie ---   Kerrie Blaise Northern Services Counsel Canadian Environmental Law Association 55 University Avenue, Suite 1500 Toronto, ON M5J 2H7     cela.ca (http://cela.ca/) Twitter: @KerrieABlaise (https://twitter.com/KerrieABlaise) @CanEnvLawAssn (https://twitter.com/CanEnvLawAssn)
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  • Canadian Environmental Law Association T 416 960-2284 • 1-844-755-1420 • F 416 960-9392 • 55 University Avenue, Suite 1500 Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H7 • cela.ca SUBMISSION BY THE CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ASSOCIATION TO THE CANADIAN NUCLEAR SAFETY COMMISSION REGARDING THE PROJECT DESCRIPTION FOR GLOBAL FIRST POWER’S MICRO MODULAR REACTOR September 14, 2019 Prepared by Kerrie Blaise, CELA Counsel I. INTRODUCTION The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) submits this letter in response to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC) Updated Public Notice dated August 9, 2019, inviting comments on the Project Description of Global First Power’s Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River (herein, “small modular reactor” or “SMR”). While CELA requests the CNSC not proceed with the proposal nor expand Canada’s fleet of nuclear reactors, in the event Global First Power’s project description does advance within ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Joanne Murray

2019-09-23 12:10
  • Reference Number 50
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Updated Public Notice (August 9, 2019): Public Comment Period Extension (Project Description)
  • From Joanne Murray to The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission re: Comments on the Project Description for the Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River
  • To the attention of Aimee Rupert, Environmental Assessment Officer for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. Please consider my comments in the attachment to this email. sincerely, Joanne Murray, a concerned citizen in Renfrew County
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  • I am submitting “ Comments on Global first Power’s Project Description for the Micro Modular Reactor to be constructed and operated at Chalk River.” I strongly oppose the plan to construct and operate such a reactor at Chalk River. It is known that these small nuclear reactors are only in the early design stage .and that they will need years to develop. In a time when global warming and all the challenges related to this are pressing let us instead concentrate on increasing renewables and focusing on reducing greenhouse gases. We know that these SMRs produce toxic and long lived radioactive waste that ( must ) be kept safely for milennia. We do not have the right to burden our future generations with the ongoing costs and dangers that are associated with these Micro Modular Reactors. Our record shows ( sadly and glaringly ) that we have not come up with satisfactory ways of dealing with the wastes already produced by our nuclear industry. I along ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Bonnechere River Watershed Project

2019-09-23 12:00
  • Reference Number 46
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Updated Public Notice (August 9, 2019): Public Comment Period Extension (Project Description)
  • From Bonnechere River Watershed Project to The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission re: Comments on the Project Description for the Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River
  • Re:  Document Number CRP-LIC-01-001     Comments in attached.     Please acknowledge receipt.   Regards,   Kathryn Lindsay, Ph.D (Wildlife Ecology) Renfrew, ON chair@BonnechereRiver.ca [Redacted]   Bonnechere River Watershed Project 73 Renfrew Ave. E, Renfrew, ON  K7V 2W7 Website: www.BonnechereRiver.ca (http://www.bonnechereriver.ca/) Facebook : www.facebook.com/bonnechereriver ...
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  • Bonnechere River Watershed Project 73 Renfrew Ave. E, Renfrew, ON K7V 2W7 Email: info@BonnechereRiver.ca Website: www.BonnechereRiver.ca Facebook : www.facebook.com/bonnechereriver “Helping Ourselves to a Healthy Environment” Aimee Rupert, Environmental Assessment Officer Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission P.O. Box 1046 Station B, 280 Slater Street Ottawa ON K1P 5S9 Telephone: 613-943-9919 or 1-800-668-5284 Fax: 613-995-5086 Email: cnsc.ea-ee.ccsn@canada.ca Submitted (via email): 14 September 2019 Subject: Comments on Global First Power's “Project Description for the Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River” Document No: CRP-LIC-01-001 On behalf of the Bonnechere River Watershed Project, I would like to express our concern about Small Modular Nuclear Reactors and the Global First Power proposal to construct and operate the first SMR in Canada at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories property in Chalk River, Ontario. Our ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Valerie Needham

2019-09-23 11:58
  • Reference Number 45
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Updated Public Notice (August 9, 2019): Public Comment Period Extension (Project Description)
  • From Valerie Needham to The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission re: Comments on the Project Description for the Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River
  • Mme. Rupert,   Please find attached my signed letter regarding the GFP Proposal for MMR Project at Chalk River (CEAA Reference number 80182).   My address: [Redacted]   My telephone number: [Redacted]   I trust that this submission is in time.   Regards,    Valerie Needham
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  • September 14, 2019 Aimee Rupert, Environmental Assessment Officer Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission P.O. Box 1046 Station B 280 Slater Street Ottawa ON K1P 5S9 Dear Mme. Rupert, Re: Comments regarding in Global First Power’s (GFP) Project Description (PD) for a Micro Modular Reactor (MMR) Project at Chalk River, Ontario CEAA Reference number 80182 I am writing to express my dismay at the lack of specificity and the danger of the entire concept in Global First Power’s (GFP) Project Description (PD) for a Micro Modular Reactor (MMR) Project at Chalk River, Ontario. Thanks to the CNSC for this opportunity to comment and I appreciate that the comment period was extended until September 14th. More generally, I have grave concerns about the utility and safety of Small Modular (should read Nuclear) Rectors and their proposed use across northern Canada. There are many unanswered questions around the cost of their development, the safety of their ...

Attachment Administrator on behalf of David Prentice

2019-09-23 11:53
  • Reference Number 43
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Updated Public Notice (August 9, 2019): Public Comment Period Extension (Project Description)
  • From David Prentice to The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission re: Comments on the Project Description for the Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River
  • To Aimee Rupert, Environmental Assessment Officer Dear Ms. Rupert,   My submission is attached as a PDF file. Thank you.
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  • Statement for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission David L. Prentice Saturday, September 14, 2019 I am writing to express my highest concern over the Small Nuclear Reactor planned for the Chalk River facility. I am the nearest full-time downstream resident to this plant, and I am lately hearing too often of new activities that have me, my neighbours, and many others deeply worried about what CNL and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission are up to. The waste dump and the decommissioning of Rolphton were bad enough and still concern us greatly, and now we are having to deal with SMRs. The combination of these three pro- posals in such a short period of time suggests some sort of melodramatic plot to destroy the peace of the Ottawa Valley. SMRs are presented as the latest thing in nuclear technology, safe and inexpensive, but to us they are the next worse thing — new technology heretofore prohibited in Canada, un- tested, and resulting in high-level waste. As the ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Kenneth Birkett

2019-09-23 11:26
  • Reference Number 41
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Updated Public Notice (August 9, 2019): Public Comment Period Extension (Project Description)
  • From Kenneth Birkett to The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission re: Comments on the Project Description for the Micro Modular Reactor Project at Chalk River
  • TO Aimee Rupert    Environmental Assessment Officer Please consider the points raised in the attached brief to the assessment commission.   Thank you                                  Kenneth Birkett BASc.
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  • Comments on Global First Power’s Proposal to Build Micro Modular Reactors I am strongly opposed to any project to build reactors of any size anywhere and especially not at Chalk River. There is no plan in the proposal on how to deal with the high level radioactive waste that would be produced and no indication of where the enriched nuclear fuel would come from. The very concept of smaller reactors located all over our country including remote locations means that super radioactive fuel (much more dangerous than that used in Candu reactors) and its high level radioactive waste would be transported all over the country from and to sources or disposal sites. This fact alone means that the exemption from an environmental impact assessment is a mistake with huge potential consequences. How can we expect to manage safety inspections and compliance issues for reactors all over our remote areas where transportation alone is a huge obstacle? How can we even think the ...

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