This week the Sierra Club issued a media release regarding Bruce Power’s proposal to recycle steam generators and recent changes to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.
The release suggests these two issues are connected and that is simply not accurate.
Bruce Power currently has no update to provide on the option to safely recycle steam generators. If we choose to proceed with the proposal at a later date, we would be required to re-apply to the CNSC for a permit that expired earlier this year.
Changes to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act have no impact on this. In fact, it was determined previously, under the act of the time, our proposal to safely recycle this material did not require such an assessment.
Many anti-nuclear groups such as the Sierra Club continue to provide inaccurate information surrounding this issue.
Independent experts have confirmed the option to safely recycle steam generators was consistent with international best practice to reduce, reuse and recycle. In addition, numerous authorities confirmed the proposal posed no health or safety impact to the public or environment.
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