The Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (PNGS) operates along Lake Ontario’s shoreline. It began operating in 1971.
The current PNGS operating license expires in August 2018 and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is currently applying for a license renewal to continue operating until 2028. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Tribunal is set to review the conditions of the PNGS license. 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.
Waterkeeper’s involvement in the PNGS relicensing hearing comes after it's involvement in the Pickering Waste Management Facility hearing in April 2017.
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.
Waterkeeper's written submissions discuss several identified concerns with the Pickering Waste Management Facility and provide recommendations for improving the facility’s planned expansion and routine operations.
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