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July 12, 2021

July 2021 – CNSC has accepted the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Near Surface Disposal Facility Project

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has announced acceptance of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Near Surface Disposal Facility (NSDF) Project from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. This is a key step in the environmental assessment process for the Project.

The 2021 Final Environmental Impact Statement for the NSDF Project is now available, along with the Federal-Provincial Review Team and Public and Indigenous Groups’ comment tables, on the Impact Assessment Agency (IAA) website. The Final Environmental Impact Statement can also be found on the CNL website.

The next step in the environmental assessment process is the CNSC’s preparation of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 Environmental Assessment Report on the NSDF Project. The report will be available for Indigenous and public review prior to the public Commission hearing.

CNSC staff have deemed all environmental assessment and  licensing application documents acceptable, and therefore have notified CNSC Commission Secretariat, who will now proceed with scheduling public hearing dates. Further details regarding how to participate will be provided once the Commission Secretariat has announced the two-part hearing dates.

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