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Nanticoke New Nuclear Power Plant Project (Archived)

Nanticoke (ON)

Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Final Decision

Reference Number

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 08-05-43757

Environmental Assessment Type


Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Transport Canada

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On November 10, 2008, it was determined that an environmental assessment was required in relation to the project because the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission considered taking action in relation to subsection 24(2) of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and Transport Canada considered taking action in relation to section 5 of the Navigable Waters Protection Act.

Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)

The Canadian nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has received a project description from Bruce Power Erie for the construction and operation of up to two new nuclear reactors at the Lake Erie Industrial Park at Nanticoke for the production of approximately 2,200 to 3,200 MWe of electrical generating capacity for supply to the Ontario grid. The proposed site is located on the north shore of Lake Erie in Haldimand County. The scope of Bruce Power Erie's proposal includes preparation of the site, construction, operation, refurbishment if required, and eventual decommissioning and abandonment of the two new nuclear power reactors. Operations would involve activities required to operate and maintain the new reactor units, including management of conventional and radioactive waste. Bruce Power Erie is considering a range of reactor designs, but has not yet decided on a specific technology. The CNSC has been determined to be a Responsible Authority (RA). Other RA's and expert federal authorities will be identified pursuant to the Federal Coordination Regulations.

Final Decision

Pursuant to section 27 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the Minister of the Environment has decided to terminate the environmental assessment of the proposed project.