Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

August 05, 2005 15:20 ET

CNSC: Revised Notice of Public Hearing-Ref. 2005-H-12

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 5, 2005) - The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announces a change of date for two public hearings on applications by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), Mississauga, Ontario, for the renewal of the operating licences for the MAPLE reactors and the New Processing Facility (NPF). The two MAPLE reactors and the NPF are located at AECL's Chalk River Laboratories in Chalk River, Ontario. While separately licensed by the CNSC, the MAPLE reactors and the NPF combine to form the proposed new medical isotope production facility. Hearing Day Two will no longer take place on October 19, 2005 as originally announced. It will now take place on October 18, 2005.

Hearing Day One: August 18, 2005
Place: CNSC Public Hearing Room, 14th floor,
280 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Hearing Day Two: October 18, 2005
Place: CNSC Public Hearing Room, 14th floor,
280 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Public hearings follow the agenda published prior to the hearing

Both the MAPLE and NFP facilities have been constructed. CNSC
authorization for commercial operation is pending the successful
completion of commissioning tests by AECL.

The public is invited to comment on the applications either by oral
presentation or written submission on Hearing Day Two. Requests to
participate (interventions) and text of oral presentations or written
submissions must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission by
September 19, 2005 at the address below. Please specify whether the
intervention is with respect to the MAPLE reactors, the NPF, or both

Agendas and information on the hearing process are available at the
CNSC Web site: Hearing documents
(submissions) are not available on-line and must be requested through
the Secretariat at the address below:

c/o Louise Levert
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Tel.: (613) 996-9063
280 Slater St., P.O. Box 1046 or 1-800-668-5284
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5S9 Fax: (613) 995-5086

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