Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is asking for a 13-year licence to refurbish (i.e., rebuild) the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station's 4 aging reactors. The Darlington licensing hearing is coming up the first week of November. Hearing details from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) here.
Deadline for submissions = September 28th.
** More to come soon on why 13 year licence is a bad idea.
Learn more about this hearing & its implications for everyone in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) at DNA's upcoming Sept. 17th event in Oshawa.
Thursday, Sept. 17th, 7 - 9 pm Room 106 Trent University's Oshawa Campus (55 Thornton Road South)
A panel of experts will discuss nuclear safety, emergency planning & environmental impacts to Lake Ontario in preparation for the November hearing on the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station refurbishment.
- Mark Mattson, President, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
- Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director & Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)
- Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Senior Nuclear Analyst, Greenpeace
DNA Sept. 17 event poster.
The Severe Accident Study (not)
My time is a bit limited at the moment, so for now I'll simply provide some key links you can use to find out more information about this "severe accident study" ... that is really not a severe accident study at all:
- Ruling request from 8 groups
- Press release
- Canadian Press wire story
- August 20th press conference (14 minute) video** highly recommended!!
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