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FEDERAL COURT UPHOLDS DARLINGTON REFURBISHMENT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Stanley D. Berger B.C.L.,L.L.B, Certified Specialist Environmental Law
On November 25, 2014 the Federal Court of Canada upheld decisions by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) in which these responsible authorities (RA’s), charged with completing an environmental assessment (EA) under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 1992 c.37 (CEAA) , concluded that Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) proposal for refurbishing the four nuclear reactors at the Darlington Nuclear generating Facility in Clarington, Ontario would not likely cause significant adverse environmental effects. (decision at 2014 FC 1124.) More…