Review Panel Announces DGR Hearing to Restart September 9th

Joint Review Panel Announces Deadlines and Location

June 3 – The Joint Review Panel appointed to evaluate Ontario Power Generation’s proposal to bury nuclear waste beside Lake Huron announced today that the hearing will restart on September 9th for an estimated two weeks. Any wishing to make a presentation must fill out a completed Hearing Participation Form by June 23rd. Written submissions will be required by July 21st and any supporting materials – such as presentation slides – must be submitted by August 25th.

The Review Panel has identified a short list of subjects to be addressed during the reconvened hearing. They are: the 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; and the applicability of recent incidents at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) to the safety case for the DGR project. The revised hearing procedures provide additional detail on the subjects to be addressed.

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