The msg from Jaro about a symposium next year on the potential siting of a new nuclear power plant in Renfrew County, takes me back to 1989 when I undertook a study for AECL on the possible siting of a CANDU 3 at Rolphton. This included a visit to the old NDP site at Rolphton, a look at the des Joachims dam upstream and downstream. This hydro dam was part of the Hydro Quebec system but could possibly provide a reliable source of back-up power supply.
The site visit was followed by a visit to Ontario Hydro headquarters to discuss;
- costs of incorporation into the Ontario Hydro system
- site location, cooling water, transmission lines.
- safety related requirements of a site, including a reliable source of Group 2 service water
- possible upstream dam failures. OH were planning to study postulated failure a series of dams upstream and consequences downstream.
My report which should be buried in the AECL files, included a possible station and plant layout, both NSP and BOP, adjacent to the old NDP.
Neil G. Craik
130 Oxford Street
New Brunswick E3B 2W3
phone (506) 454 0274