An environmental legal group is raising the alarm that work being done at the Bruce Power nuclear plant near Kincardine may not be up to top environmental standards.

On the threshold of a $13-billion rebuild of nuclear reactors — the largest infrastructure project in Canada at the world’s largest nuclear facility — the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) is charging that the best quality environmental assessments have not been done for some of that work, as well as for work already underway.

But Bruce Power moved quickly to dismiss the concern. Executive vice-president James Scongack said it adhered to environmental requirements set out by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) when it received the licence in 2018 to carry out the work.

“Every single piece of work that is underway on site now, and will be underway, is covered under previous environmental assessments and licences,” he said.

“We have demonstrated with the operation of the site and the refurbishment of the site, it will not have an adverse environmental impact.”

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Norma De Bono – London Free Press – May 10, 2019.

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