The Day 2 relicensing hearing for the Darlington Nuclear Power Plant starts today. During the hearing members of the public, NGOs and community groups that applied to intervene will raise their concerns in front of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).
The scale of the public response has already demonstrated that there are many folks with concerns about the project. Over 20 community groups and 30 individuals will be making oral presentations to the Commission. During the hearing the Commission will also consider the 60+ written submissions that were filed by individuals and community groups in September.
The Day 2 hearing will take place over four long days. The morning is set aside for presentations by Ontario Power Generation and the CNSC staff. Presentations from individuals and community groups will begin Monday afternoon and continue through to the end of the hearing on Thursday. The CNSC limits all public presentations to 10 minutes, followed by a question period.
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper will be presenting to the Commission this afternoon. If you’re interested in seeing our presentation or any of the others, the CNSC will have a live webcast of the hearing.
Hannah and I will attend all four days of the hearing and write daily blog posts about what goes on. So check back next week if you’re interested.
You can find the presenter schedule for the Day 2 hearing here.
Access any or all of the written submissions here.
Remember that anyone making an oral presentation was also required to submit a written presentation. So if you hear a presentation, and what to know more about it, check out the presenter’s written submission.
Tune in and watch the hearing on the CNSC’s homepage.