The Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (PNGS) operates along Lake Ontario’s shoreline. It began operating in 1971.
The current PNGS operating licence expires in August 2018 and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is currently applying for a licence renewal to continue operating until 2028. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Tribunal is set to review the conditions of the PNGS licence. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is intervening.
For consideration during the relicensing process, Waterkeeper commissioned expert review of the station’s environmental impacts on surface water quality and aquatic ecosystems.
On May 7, 2018 Waterkeeper provided a preliminary submission to the CNSC. This submission outlined the lack of publicly available information on PNGS impacts on Lake Ontario.
A full CNSC submission from Waterkeeper followed on May 18, 2018.
The CNSC relicensing hearing took place June 25 - 29, 2018, and Waterkeeper presented its findings from the intervention process.
On August 8, 2018, the CNSC announced its decision to renew the PNGS operating licence until August 2028.
Waterkeeper’s involvement in the PNGS relicensing hearing comes after it's involvement in the Pickering Waste Management Facility hearing in April 2017.
The Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (PNGS) relicensing hearing takes place June 25 - 29, 2018. For consideration during this hearing, Waterkeeper provided this submission to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).
Here is Swim Drink Fish’s preliminary submission to the CNSC Tribunal as it reviews the PNGS licence conditions. OPG withholds vital information about the PNGS’ environmental impacts needed for Swim Drink Fish’s complete submission.
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission recently released its Environmental Risk Assessments (ERA) for the Pickering Waste Management Facility. There are several issues still needing to be addressed. View our full comment on this assessment here.
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