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Bruce Power thinks again on Alberta Nuclear Power site
Date: Friday, January 09 2009
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Engagement with the local community over those plans led to a certain amount of difficulty, with one concern being the site's proximity to Lac Cardinal and the Grimshaw Gravels Aquifer.


Bruce Power spokesman John Peevers told World Nuclear News that there are "no dealbreakers" with the original site, but that the company would be "taking a look at an alternative to see if it is more appropriate and to see if it's one the community is more comfortable with." The other site, acquired by Bruce Power in November 2008, is about 30 kilometres north of Peace River.



 



Engagement with the local community over those plans led to a certain amount of difficulty, with one concern being the site's proximity to Lac Cardinal and the Grimshaw Gravels Aquifer.


Bruce Power spokesman John Peevers told World Nuclear News that there are "no dealbreakers" with the original site, but that the company would be "taking a look at an alternative to see if it is more appropriate and to see if it's one the community is more comfortable with." The other site, acquired by Bruce Power in November 2008, is about 30 kilometres north of Peace River.



  http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/newsarticle.aspx?id=24286


Bruce Power has temporarily withdrawn its application to prepare a site for a nuclear power plant near Peace River, and is now considering a second site.


In a letter to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, the nuclear power company says a new site was chosen partly because concerns were raised about an aquifer near the first location. The second site is on the west bank of the Peace River, about 30 kilometres north of the town. The original site is on the northeast shore of Lac Cardinal, about 30 kilometres west of the town. It was selected by Energy Alberta, which Bruce Power bought last March.


The company withdrew the application already before the commission because it applied only to the original site. The commission said it had already reviewed the application under the requirements of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and was waiting for Bruce Power to submit a project description.


It takes years for a company to get through the regulatory process, and withdrawing the application could add a few months to that timeline.


http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Technology/Site+nuclear+plant+hold/1158554/story.html







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