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Bruce Submits Initial Application

CD98: Adam Liefl - November 10, 2008

http://cd989.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=14423

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has received the application for a licence to prepare a site for the proposed nuclear power plant in Nanticoke. The CNSC will be reviewing the project description to ensure all documentation is filled out completely and when that's completed they can begin the environmental assessment process under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The EA is a required for the licensing of a new nuclear power plant and identifies whether a project is likely to cause significant environmental effects and determines if those effects can be avoided or mitigated.

COMMENTS:

Isn,t Long Point supposed to be a radioactive free zone? Check out the town of Port Hope and see what they think of their radioactive ground and water. Story done by W5?

Don't believe everything you see on TV.

cobalt water or sulphur streaked sky?? personally i think i like the blue better more of a soothing color

Dont believe everything you read in flyers that come in the mail about Nuclear energy!

Re: "Dont believe everything you read in flyers that come in the mail about Nuclear energy!" PRO or ANTI? Which ones shall we beleive?

Before we even consider a Nuke plant we should take a good look at Port Hope. We should always consider the long term implications rather than the short term gains. We can attract jobs to H-N without Nuclear energy.

We havent recieved any ANTI ones this week, only pro.

ONE THING TO REMEMBER LAKE EIRE IS VERY SHALLOW AND A RESOURSE FOR FISH THIS WILL DESTROY A BIO FRAGILE LAKE ECO SYSTEM DONT LET IT HAPPEN THE FISH AND AQUATIC LIFE WILL BE DESTROYED BY THE WARMER THAN NECESARY REACTORS OUT FLOW ERIE WILL DIE AS AN ECO BASED RESOURSE TAKE IT AS A WARNING FROM EXPERIENCE

Why would the water coming out the outfall be any warmer than what Nanticoke currently puts out. The government has standards for this and a Nuke plant would not be allowed to breach them.

I got a bunch of garbage delivered from the post office from the nuke plant. Idylic pictures of hay bales no less. How about a picture of Chernobyl instead. Since Bruce Power is a forgeign owned private corporation I would imagine that my electricity bill will be paying for all the propaganda whether I want to or not. With hundreds of people too scared to try their job prospects ten miles from where they were born, it's "give me a job at any cost!" Good luck on trying to get any informed discussion on an environmental assessment that could effect 10s of thousands of people.

Fishing eco system: One of the best fishing I ever did was at the end of the discharge pipes in Lake Huron in front of the Bruce Nuclear Power Development outside Kincardine...surprise after 35 years that place is still standing and no one up there glows...lol. And you say tobacco farmers are whiners...not in my backyard but will you turn off your air conditioner...that's how to reduce your hydro bill!!!!

Re: Fishing eco system: The decision to go nuclear should be a community decision. The economic benefits of a high tech industry has to be weighed in light of the disbenefits (long term effects of low level radiation, tritium leakage, disposal nuclear wastes, marginal economics and financial risk put on tax payers etc). Citizens require information from more sources than just Bruce Power to make an informed decision

Let's see, continue without fail to suck in acids and chemicals from the current Coal Plant and enjoy the brown streak across the southwestern sky.

or

Invest in Nuclear technology that maybe, possibly having an accident (odds at 1 in a million according to Time Magazine). Does anyone really think that the responsible decision is to just cut down all those towers and lines? None, I repeat none of the green power sources like wind, geo, solar can produce enough to replace our current needs.

Nuclear record: I agree that you need more sources of information than Bruce Power, but they are the new kids on the block...look at Canada's outstanding nuclear record!!! no chernobles, no 3 mile islands There would be no need if there was no demand...why don't people get the connection!!! See how gas prices have dropped with the slightest dip in usage. Why are me getting more and more electrical devices and reliance if we know how the cost is going to rise!!! Like the previous post, turn off your air conditioners, wash dishes by hand, put your lights on timers...use all those things to reduce your costs and make these projects not needed. Until then, you have to pay the cost...true cost...not some artificially propped up cost as was happening with government owned Ontario Hydro.

Re: Fishing eco system: bruce is on a deeeeeper lake colder and it warms erie up like i said erie is the shallow gal and warms up fast and nuke reactors are hotter

Re: Fishing eco system: Instead of passing along myths, rumours and lies, get informed. Ask questions of "reputable" folks.

McMaster has had a nuclear reactor in the heart of Hamilton for decades and has a very informed, educated group of people there. Get a group together and ask "Mac" to send someone to speak to you. Get informed!!

Nuclear record: Sorry; Canada is far from clean in its nuclear record. Port Hope is a prime example of government neglect to get rid of nuclear waste which has contaminated the entire town. Pickering has leaking reactor tubes where signicant amounts of tritium has got into the area groundwater. Tritium levels in Lake Ontario and Lake Huron are signficant however as claimed by the industry are within safe levels. There is now documented scientific evidence that low level radiation is causing increasing levels of cancer and tumour incidence in particular small children who live in the area of muclear plants. Uranium mining is a very dirty industry to the effect that many countries have banned the mining practise.

Yes there are significant economic benefits, but lets not lose sight of the disbenefits and get all the scientific information on the table to that our residents can evaluate the relative risks if the ultimate decision is to support a new nuclear industry

This may not be a local concern, but it is inevitable that the taxpayer and the ratepayer will assume the risks of cost overruns and liability and we certainly know that Ontario has a very poor record on making substantial financial decisions based on estiates that end up being 1/3 of the final costs.

So lets take at least a balanced approach to energy planing for Nanticoke and not put all our eggs into nuclear.

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