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DECISION

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and Fisheries and Oceans Canada have taken the following course of action on March 14, 2013 relating to the environmental assessment of the Refurbishment and Continued Operation of the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. The authorities may exercise any power or perform any duty or function with respect to the project because, after taking into consideration the screening report and taking into account the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures, the authorities are of the opinion that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Implementation of mitigation measures is required for the project to address:

  • Air quality
  • Noise levels
  • Water quality
  • Soil quality
  • Fish and/or their habitat
  • Mammals and/or their habitat
  • Human health and safety
  • Socio-economic impacts

A follow-up program to verify the accuracy of the environmental assessment and/or determine the effectiveness of any measures taken to mitigate the adverse environmental effects is required for this project. The follow-up program is estimated to be completed by 2026.

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