Joint review panel: Deep geologic repository project

Update

Public hearings – September 2014

September 9, 2014 - Additional joint review panel public hearings are underway on the proposed deep geologic repository (DGR) for low and intermediate level radioactive waste. The proceedings will be webcast live and then archived on this page as they become available. Consult the schedule of presenters.

The daily agenda for the DGR hearings will be posted each morning.

Copyright notice

Copyright in the material contained in the webcasts is vested in the Crown. Extracts from this webcast may be reproduced for individual use without permission provided the source is fully acknowledged. However, reproduction in whole or in part for purposes of resale or redistribution requires prior written permission from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).

September 9 to September 18, 2014
Date Duration Stream
(MP4)
September 18, 2014 3h 17m 41s Stream: public hearing webcast held September 18, 2014, morning session
September 18, 2014 2h 49m 46s Stream: public hearing webcast held September 18, 2014, afternoon session
September 17, 2014 2h 56m 51s Stream: public hearing webcast held September 17, 2014, morning session
September 17, 2014 3h 49m 24s Stream: public hearing webcast held September 17, 2014, afternoon session
September 16, 2014 3h 10m 14s Stream: public hearing webcast held September 16, 2014, morning session
September 16, 2014 4h 44m 41s Stream: public hearing webcast held September 16, 2014, afternoon session
September 15, 2014 3h 20m 5s Stream: public hearing webcast held September 15, 2014, morning session
September 15, 2014 4h 1m 46s Stream: public hearing webcast held September 15, 2014, afternoon session
September 12, 2014 2h 59m 52s Stream: public hearing webcast held September 12, 2014, morning session
September 12, 2014 3h 31m 57s Stream: public hearing webcast held September 12, 2014, afternoon session
September 11, 2014 2h 55m 57s Stream: public hearing webcast held September 11, 2014, morning session
September 11, 2014 2h 52m 58s Stream: public hearing webcast held September 11, 2014, afternoon session
September 10, 2014 3h 11m 36s Stream: public hearing webcast held September 10, 2014, morning session
September 10, 2014 3h 17m 33s Stream: public hearing webcast held September 10, 2014, afternoon session
September 9, 2014 3h 14m 29s Stream: public hearing webcast held September 9, 2014, morning session
September 9, 2014 4h 26m 25s Stream: public hearing webcast held September 9, 2014, afternoon session

Joint review panel issues public hearing schedule for deep geologic repository project

August 26, 2014 - The joint review panel for the deep geologic repository project for low and intermediate level radioactive waste (DGR) has released the schedule of presenters for the additional public hearing days.

Joint review panel announces additional public hearing days for deep geologic repository project

June 3, 2014 - The joint review panel for the deep geologic repository project for low and intermediate level radioactive waste (DGR) has scheduled additional public hearing days to begin on September 9, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.  The hearing will continue over approximately two weeks and will be held at:

The Royal Canadian Legion
219 Lambton Street
Kincardine  ON

The public hearing will give participants, Ontario Power Generation and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission the opportunity to provide their views in relation to the subjects of the information requests issued by the panel since November 2013.

For more information, read the JRP news release or the Amended hearing procedures, which include the Hearing Participation Form.

As detailed in the hearing procedures, subjects that will be addressed over the course of the hearing days are the following:

  • Methodology used to determine the significance of adverse environmental effects
  • Updates to the geoscientific verification plan
  • Expansion plans for the DGR project
  • Relative risk analysis of alternative means of carrying out the project
  • Implications of revisions to the reference waste inventory
  • Applicability of recent incidents at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) to the safety case for the DGR project

The information requests and responses are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry. Refer to the following documents:

Panel requests to OPG: 1751, 1793, 1806, 1832, 1850

OPG responses: 1788, 1792, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839, 327, 396, 1862

Panel requests to CNSC: 1833

CNSC responses: 1847

Public hearing – Fall 2013

The JRPl for the deep geologic repository project for low and intermediate level radioactive waste held public hearings in Kincardine and Port Elgin between September 16 and October 30, 2013.

JRP established

On January 24, 2012, the Honourable Peter Kent, federal Minister of the Environment and Michael Binder, President of the CNSC, announced the establishment of a three-member JRP to review Ontario Power Generation's proposed project to construct and operate a facility for the long-term management of low and intermediate level radioactive waste in Ontario.

Dr. Stella Swanson was appointed as the panel Chair and Dr. James F. Archibald and Dr. Gunter Muecke were appointed as members. Read their biographies.

The JRP is conducting an examination of the environmental effects of the proposed project to meet the requirements of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The Panel will also obtain the information necessary for the consideration of the licence application under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act to prepare a site and to construct the deep geologic repository facility. Read the agreement to establish a joint review panel.

For a complete list of documents related to the JRP for this project, please consult the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, reference number 06-05-17520.

Archived webcasts

Please note: Past webcasts have been edited from the live versions for archiving purposes only and are only available in their original language. Webcasts do not form part of the official record of the proceedings.
To download an archived webcast, do the following:

  1. Right click on the selected "Download" link
  2. Choose "Save Target As ..."
  3. Click "Save" to download

Technical information session on socio-economic information

March 20, 2013

  1. Presentation by Ontario Power Generation and AECOM Canada Ltd. [1Download]
  2. Presentation by Ontario Power Generation and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) [3Download]
  3. Presentation by Ontario Power Generation and AECOM Canada Ltd. [5Download]
  4. Presentation by Ontario Power Generation and AECOM Canada Ltd. [7Download]
  5. Presentation by Ontario Power Generation and AECOM Canada Ltd. [9Download]
  6. Presentation by Ontario Power Generation, AECOM Canada Ltd. and Golder Associates Ltd [11Download]
  7. Presentation by Ontario Power Generation [13Download]
  8. Presentation by Ontario Power Generation and AECOM Canada Ltd. [15Download]
  9. Presentation by Ontario Power Generation, AECOM Canada Ltd. and Golder Associates Ltd. [17Download]
  10. Presentation by Ontario Power Generation and AECOM Canada Ltd. [19Download]

Technical information session on modelling

October 11, 2012

Download the transcript of the technical information session on modelling (PDF) (Source: CEAA)

  1. Presentation by Ontario Power Generation and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) Part 1 – Questions from panel members [20Download]
  2. Presentation by Ontario Power Generation and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) Part 2 & 3 – Questions from panel members [22Download - A]- [24 Download B]
  3. Presentation by Ontario Power Generation and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) Part 4 – Questions from panel members [26Download]

Technical information session

July 18, 2012

  1. Presentation by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission [28Download] [29 Stream]
  2. Presentation by Ontario Power Generation and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization – Part 1 [30Download]
  3. Presentation by Ontario Power Generation and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization – Part 2 [32Download]
  4. Presentation by Ontario Power Generation and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization – Part 3 [34Download]
  5. Presentation by Ontario Power Generation and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization – Part 4 [36Download]
  6. Presentation by Ontario Power Generation and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization – Part 5 [38Download]