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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Bruce Power Questions Addressed at Public Meeting

Port Elgin | by John Divinski  

Roughyl 50 people showed up The Plex in Port Elgin Monday night for one of two public engagement sessions.

About 50 people showed up for another Bruce Power public information session to talk about the company's licence renewal process with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, about to get underway..
Hearings begin in March in Ottawa and two days of public hearings are scheduled for Kincardine in May.
Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Environment for Bruce Power, James Scongack, says he's pleased with the turnout at the Plex on Monday and he hopes there's a similar turnout at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine today (TUES, JAN 23), 4pm to 8pm.
Scongack says from what he's hearing from the public, "There's a high degree of comfort with what we (Bruce Power) do."
He says people want to know what's going on at the Tiverton site and how it will impact the community now and in the future.
Scongack says as people ask the questions, he will endeavour to make sure everyone hears about it through their community newsletters that are published and mailed out.
Gary Varsava and his spouse, Rita, attended the Saugeen Shores sessions and were confident in what they saw and what they're being told.
Varsava says he believes Bruce Power wants "To identify problems that they can resolve; that they can do things better."
Varsava speaks from experience, having worked at Bruce Power in the past.
Bruce Power is applying for its licence to be renewed for a period of 10-years, operating Bruce A and B.
The current licence authorizes Bruce Power to generate electricity from its eight reactor units and produce Cobalt-60 from the four units housed in Bruce B.
Scongack says an extension on their licence is what they require, "to continue our Life-Extension Program over the next 10 years,"
Similar to Saugeen Shores, tonight's (January 23rd, 2018) meeting in Kincardine will feature Bruce County beef-on-a-bun, along with refreshments for visitors.
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