Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

August 05, 2005 15:24 ET

CNSC: Revised Notice of Public Hearing-Ref. 2005-H-15

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 5, 2005) - The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announces a change of date for a one-day public hearing to consider an application by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), Mississauga, Ontario, to extend the operation of AECL's National Research Universal (NRU) reactor for a period of seven months beyond its currently scheduled shutdown on December 31, 2005. The NRU reactor is situated at AECL's Chalk River Laboratories, in Chalk River, Ontario. The hearing will no longer take place on October 19, 2005, as originally announced. It will now take place on October 18, 2005.

One-Day Hearing: 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 date.

The extension would authorize the NRU reactor to operate until July 31, 2006. This seven month extension would allow for further study into the feasibility of a longer term extension of the operation of the NRU reactor. An application for a longer term extension would be the subject of a separate hearing.

Submissions from CNSC staff and AECL for the Commission's hearing on the licence amendment application will be available August 19, 2005. The public is invited to comment on the application either by oral presentation or written submission. 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.

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 Tel.: (613) 996-9063 or
Safety Commission 1-800-668-5284
280 Slater St., P.O. Box 1046 Fax: (613) 995-5086
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5S9 E-mail:

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