MEDIA ADVISORY: Hearing into Darlington nuclear refurbishment begins Monday, interview opportunities available
When: Monday, December 3, 2012
Time: Interview opportunity at 8:30 am; Hearing begins 9:00 am Monday
What: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission hearing into Darlington nuclear refurbishment
Where: Hope Fellowship Church, 1685 Bloor Street, Courtice, ON
Two hundred people will gather at Hope Fellowship Church in Southern Ontario December 3-6, 2012 to make presentations to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) about the future of Lake Ontario’s largest nuclear power plant (Darlington Nuclear Generating Station). The CNSC is holding a three-day hearing to assess the impacts of the plant before issuing an operating licence. CNSC staff, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) staff, and some 93 intervenors will make presentations December 3-6.
“There is no evidence that refurbishing Darlington nuclear is the right choice for Ontario,” says Waterkeeper Mark Mattson. “Unfortunately, no one is willing to talk about whether Ontarians really need this project. So on Monday, it is Waterkeeper’s job to show up and remind people that the Darlington nuclear plant kills fish. It wastes water. And it doesn’t have to be this way.”
Refurbishing the Darlington nuclear power plant is expected to cost up to $10-billion.
For media inquiries please contact
Allie Kosela, Outreach Coordinator @ Lake Ontario Waterkeeper