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CNSC public hearing and participant funding for the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station licence renewal


March 10, 2014

The CNSC will hold a local community public hearing, in November 2014, to consider an application from Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to renew the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station (NGS) operating licence. OPG has requested a licence valid from January 1, 2015 until December 1, 2028, covering the period required to complete the proposed refurbishment of all four Darlington NGS units. A revised notice, confirming the date and location, and providing information on how to participate, will be issued at a later date.

Through its Participant Funding Program (PFP), the CNSC is offering funding to assist members of the public, Aboriginal groups, and other stakeholders in reviewing OPG’s application and other relevant documentation specifically related to the application.

Participant funding up to $75,000 is being offered for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information, through informed and topic-specific interventions. This funding must be used to prepare for and participate in the Commission’s public hearing.

The deadline for submitting a completed participant funding application form to the CNSC is April 28, 2014.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment, and to implement Canada's international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

For information on how to participate, view the Notice of Public Hearing or visit the Participate in a Public Commission Hearing and Participant Funding Program sections of the CNSC website.

For further information, media may contact:

Aurèle Gervais
Media and Community Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission