Monday, February 9, 2009

Haldimand "Nanticoke Nuclear Update"

I am on the mailing list for any updates from Bruce Power but have not received this update yet. I am also on slo mo dialup so I cannot download the video, so for those that can, please share your thoughts.

So in the meantime here is an update from Karen Best of the Dunnville Chronicle;

Nanticoke Nuclear plant updates mailed out
Feb. 6, 2009

Recipients of a Nanticoke nuclear plant update learned a 170 metre bore hole will be drilled into rock under a key building site.

If constructed, the power block will contain two nuclear reactors, turbines and generators capable of producing up to 3,200 megawatts of power.

Another part of the environmental assessment (EA), background radioactivity measurement will continue this month.

An EA is a federally mandated investigation into the state of physical, biological and human components of the environment and surrounding area.

This month, Bruce Power anticipates the EA will be referred by the Federal Minister of Environment to the Joint Review Panel. Over several months beginning in October, a draft environment impact statement will be reviewed by experts and will be presented to the public, aboriginal groups and stakeholders.

Joint Review Panel hearings for the public will be held next summer.

So far engineering consulting firm Golder Associates has completed a phase II EA that includes an archeological assessment and bird migration study. Air, lake water and surface water quality and surface water flow was also documented.

Of 50,000 comment cards mailed to area residents, 1,000 were returned indicating a strong interest in the EA according to Bruce Power.

About 600 people attended December information sessions and a second round will be held in March in five locations including Dunnville.

Last month, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission posted an environmental assessment schedule at

Further information is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency website where the project's registry number is 08-03-43757.

To view a video presentation on the Nanticoke project go to nanticoke/nanticoke. html,%20CHRONICLE%20STAFF%20WRITER


  1. Of 50,000 comment cards mailed to area residents, 1,000 were returned indicating a strong interest in the EA according to Bruce Power.
    Just what kind of wool is BP trying to pullover the eyes of the reader? Are they trying to imply that 2% of H-N residents who got their [BP] Public Relations blurb sent cards back saying they had a strong interest in the Nanticoke E.A. OR do the writers want it to be read as "2% of H-N residents have a strong interest in seeing a nuclear plant in Nanticoke"? People have a very vague memory when they see percentages included in documents. I get very suspicious when I see these useless kinds of numbers being included in reports. Let's keep this one in the back of our minds and see how BP uses this.

  2. Is anyone counting the dollars?

    Bruce Power backs digital mammography project at NGH
    4 days ago

    Bruce Power of Tiverton made a surprise announcement Thursday at a Lions Club banquet in Simcoe.

    Lynn Hewitt, a Bruce Power community liaison, came to the Simcoe Recreation Centre with a cheque for $6,000.

    The funds will back the Simcoe Lions’ bid to generate $30,000 in April for the purchase of a $600,000 digital mammography unit for Norfolk General Hospital.

    The Simcoe Lions will donate all proceeds from their annual spring production to the mammography project. This year’s musical is titled Motown: Sweet Soul Music. It will be staged April 2-4 in the gymnasium of Simcoe Composite School.

    Bruce Power is undertaking a $30 million environmental study in the Nanticoke Industrial Park. The utility is trying to determine whether this is an appropriate site for two nuclear reactors. Since expressing an interest in the Haldimand-Norfolk area last year, Bruce Power has extended financial support to a host of community projects.

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