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CNWC submission regarding the application from Ontario Power Generation to renew the Darlington Waste Management Facility WFOL

… Maintaining the highest standards of occupational health and safety is paramount for the CNWC and all of our Member Unions. We believe that safe workplaces result in safer communities. Nuclear Workers live, work and play in the local communities along with their families and friends.

OPG has applied to renew the WFOL for a period of 10 years. In preparation for this submission we reviewed the submissions from OPG (CMD 23-H9.1) and CNSC Staff (CMD 23-H9).

In reviewing OPG’s submission we note that OPG has a history of safe operations at the Darlington Waste Management Facility and a healthy safety culture. OPG’s programs to protect the environment and the health and safety of people have proven to be effective.

We believe that CNSC Staff reached the appropriate findings and conclusions, specifically:

  • OPG’s performance during the term of the current licence has been satisfactory and consistently met regulatory requirements.
  • OPG is qualified to carry out the activities authorized by the licence and in carrying out those activities will make adequate provisions for the protection of the environment and health and safety of people.

We support CNSC Staff’s recommendation that the the waste facility operating licence be renewed for a period of 10 years. OPG has a proven history of operating the Darlington Waste Management Facility safely. The CNWC fully supports OPG’s application and CNSC Staff’s recommendation that the Commission issue the proposed licence renewal…

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