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[cdn-nucl-l] Deep River: "Council to take part in nuclear symposium"
October 25, 2006
Council to take part in nuclear symposium
by Terry Myers
Deep River council has agreed to take part in a symposium early next year on
the potential siting of a new nuclear power plant in Renfrew County.
In a letter addressed to Mayor Ann Aikens, local PEO chairman Pravin Shah
and CNS chairman Blair Bromley say the day-long event will be a "means for
conveying knowledge and information to representatives of various municipal
governments, economic sectors, and community groups in Renfrew County."
They say Renfrew County has a long history in nuclear power, with basic
research and development carried out at the Chalk River labs since 1945 and
Canada's first nuclear generating station, NPD, operating at Rolphton from
1962 to 1989.
Construction of a nuclear station at Rolphton would bring huge economic
benefits to the area, with hundreds of jobs created by a multi-billion
All three local municipalities passed resolutions in favour of a possible
new power reactor at either Rolphton or Chalk River earlier this year.
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