Canada's Environment Minister Announces Decision on the Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Vision 2010 Redevelopment

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 
22672. 
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 
increased fines. 
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 
sustainable development. 
Media may contact: 
Céline Legault Communications Advisor Canadian Environmental Assessment 
Agency Tel.: 613-957-0278 
SOURCE: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency 
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CO: Government of Canada
ST: Ontario
NI: ENV  
-0- Dec/14/2012 17:00 GMT
 
 
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