The Society presented to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission in support of Ontario Power Generation’s application to renew its license for site preparation for its Darlington New Nuclear Project. The presentation supplemented a written submission filed earlier this year.
In their presentation, President Michelle Johnston and OPG Unit Director Dr. Ralph Chatoor discussed Indigenous relations, health and safety, radiation protection and emergency preparedness, choice of technology, environmental impact, and diversity, inclusion and equity.
The Society requested that the terms of OPG’s relicensing include meeting with the Society on a quarterly basis to discuss progress on the choice of technology for the Darlington New Nuclear Project, as well as their progress on various commitments made through their application, such as on diversity, inclusion and equity within the project’s workforce.
The site preparation license is a precursor to a construction license. OPG is expected to have selected a specific generation technology by the time it reaches the construction license.
Approximately 25 Society members are currently working on the Darlington New Nuclear Project. The project will continue to scale up if the CNSC approves the relicensing.