Bruce Power took another key step towards the potential construction of Bruce C today when it submitted two years worth of scientific and social analysis to the federal government.

The company’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) concludes there will be no significant environmental effects if up to four new reactors are built at its existing Bruce County site.

Bruce Power’s findings will now be turned over to the three-member independent review Panel of Dr. Louis LaPierre, Mr. André Harvey and Dr. Moyra J. McDill, who will conduct their own analysis and public hearings into the project. Upon completion of their review, the Panel will then make a final recommendation to the Federal Cabinet.

Bruce Power has entered the final phase of an Environmental Assessment it launched in 2007. The project involves the construction, operation and ongoing maintenance of new reactors for the supply of up to 4,000 megawatts of electricity to the Ontario grid by approximately 2016.

Note to editors: Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s President and Chief Executive Officer will be available to speak to members of the media at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre at 2 p.m. today.

About Bruce Power
Bruce Power is a partnership among Cameco Corporation, TransCanada Corporation, BPC Generation Infrastructure Trust, a trust established by the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, the Power Workers’ Union and The Society of Energy Professionals.

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