Canada's Environment Minister Announces Decision on the Environmental
Assessment of the Proposed Vision 2010 Redevelopment Project for Cameco
Corporation's Port Hope Conversion Facility
OTTAWA, Dec. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's Environment Minister, the Honourable
Peter Kent, announced today that the proposed Vision 2010 Redevelopment
Project for Cameco Corporation's Port Hope Conversion Facility located in
Ontario is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. The
Minister has referred the project back to the responsible authority, the
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, for appropriate action.
In reaching his decision, the Ministerconsidered the Comprehensive Study
Report andthe commentsreceived from the public onthat report.
A copy of the Minister's environmental assessment decision statement is
available in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, reference number
The Vision 2010 Redevelopment Project involves a comprehensive redevelopment
of Cameco's conversion facility located in Port Hope, Ontario. The project
consists of decommissioning and demolishing approximately 20 old or
underutilized buildings, including those used in the refining or conversion of
uranium, removing contaminated soils, building materials and stored historical
wastes, and constructing new replacement buildings.
This project was assessed using a science-basedapproach. If the project is
permitted to proceed to the next phase, it will continue to be subject to
Canada's strong environmental laws, rigorous enforcement and follow-up, and
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal
environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects
of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of
Media may contact:
Céline Legault Communications Advisor Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency Tel.: 613-957-0278
SOURCE: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
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