Public Invited To Attend Additional Information Sessions For Proposed Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project

by NationTalk on September 1, 2009408 Views

OTTAWA, – Sept. 1 – The Secretariat for the Joint Panel appointed to review the proposed Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project invites the public to attend additional information sessions.

The information sessions will give Aboriginal groups, the public, governments and other interested parties an opportunity to hear about how the joint panel review will proceed and how they can participate.

Federal and provincial representatives who form the Secretariat will be making presentations and will answer questions. The Panel will not be present at these sessions.The dates and locations of the information sessions are as follows:

September 21, 2009 – North West River (NL)
Labrador Interpretation Center
2 Portage Road, North West River
– 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

September 22, 2009 – Hopedale (NL)
Amaguk Inn dining room
– 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

September 22, 2009 – Mud Lake (NL)
Community Hall
Mud Lake
– 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

September 23, 2009 – Rigolet (NL)
Community Hall
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

September 24, 2009 – St. John’s (NL)
Holiday Inn
180 Portugal Cove Road, St.John’s
– 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

September 24, 2009 – Sept-Iles (QC)
Hôtel Gouverneur Sept-Iles
666 Laure blvd., Sept-Iles
– 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Further information on this project is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at registry number 07-05-26178.

Nalcor Energy proposes to construct two hydroelectric generating stations with a total capacity of just over 3000 megawatts (MW) on the Lower Churchill River, together with transmission lines to connect the two generation sites to the existing Upper Churchill Project. The proposed generation stations would be located at Gull Island (2,250 MW) and Muskrat Falls (824 MW).

For further information: Media may contact: Lucille Jamault, Manager, Communications, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613) 957-0434

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