CNSC announces decisions on Ontario Power Generation’s Pickering facilities

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
News Release
March 30, 2001

Following hearings on January 18 and March 8, 2001, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) today announced the following decisions:

WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY
The Commission approved the renewal of the operating licence for Ontario Power Generation’s Pickering Radioactive Waste Management Facility for a term of 2 years, ending March 31, 2003.

POWER REACTORS
The Commission approved the renewal of the operating licence for Ontario Power Generation’s Pickering Nuclear Generating Station A for a term of 27 months, ending June 30, 2003.

The Commission approved the renewal of the operating licence for Ontario Power Generation’s Pickering Nuclear Generating Station B for a term of 27 months, ending June 30, 2003.

During the public hearings, the Commission considered written material and presentations from Ontario Power Generation, CNSC staff, and intervenors. It concluded that Ontario Power Generation is qualified to operate these facilities and will make adequate provision for the protection of the environment, the health and safety of persons, and the maintenance of national security and measures required to implement Canada’s international obligations.

Records of Proceedings, including the Reasons for Decisions, will be available on the CNSC web-site at http://www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca or by contacting the CNSC.

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

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