News Release
Federal Funding Awarded to Participate in the Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Vision 2010 Redevelopment Project for Cameco Corporation’s Port Hope Conversion Facility

OTTAWA, March 27, 2009 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has awarded a total of $34,400 to three applicants to support their participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Vision 2010 redevelopment project of the Cameco Corporation’s conversion facility in Port Hope, Ontario.

The funding recipients are Families Against Radiation Exposure, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, and Port Hope Community Health Concerns Committee.

This funding is being provided to assist recipients to participate in the comprehensive study process including the review of the comprehensive study report to be submitted by the responsible authority, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

A funding review committee, independent of the environmental assessment process, was established to examine all funding applications received for this project. The committee’s report, along with further information on the project, is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry under reference number 06-03-22672.

The Vision 2010 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.

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.


For more information, media may contact:

Lucille Jamault
Senior Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Tel.: 613-957-0434

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