CNSC Participant Funding Program decision - CNSC Staff Meeting with Black River First Nation, Hollow Water First Nation, and Brokenhead Ojibway Nation in relation to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ in situ decommissioning of the Whiteshell Reactor-1 project

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) offered funding under its Participant Funding Program (PFP) to facilitate a meeting on December 19, 2019 between Black River First Nation, Hollow Water First Nation, Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, and CNSC staff. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ in situ decommissioning of the Whiteshell Reactor-1 project.

The information gathered from the meeting will be included in a relevant Commission member document and presented directly to the Commission.

Background

The CNSC made PFP support available to:

  • enhance Indigenous and stakeholder participation in the CNSC’s environmental assessment and licensing processes
  • help Indigenous peoples, the public and stakeholders bring valuable information to the Commission

A Funding Review Committee (FRC), independent from the CNSC, was established to review the funding application received by the CNSC’s PFP administrator, and to make recommendations on the allocation of funding to the applicant.

The FRC member was Steve Burgess, retired Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Director.

The FRC reviewed the PFP application received by the CNSC, requesting a total of $7,217.

Eligibility and funding criteria

For more information on participant funding and how it works, including details on eligibility and funding criteria, please read the PFP guide.

CNSC participant funding decision

The CNSC carefully considered the FRC’s recommendation on the allocation of participant funding for Black River First Nation, Hollow Water First Nation, and Brokenhead Ojibway Nation to meet with CNSC staff, and approved the reimbursement of up to $7,217.

Applicant Maximum amount of available funding
Black River First Nation Hollow Water First Nation BrokenheadOjibway Nation $7,217
Total $7,217

Additional information:
Adam Zenobi
Participant Funding Program Administrator, CNSC
Tel.: 613-415-2814
Email: cnsc.pfp.ccsn@canada.ca

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