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

by NationTalk on September 17, 2009598 Views

Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project
Joint Review Panel

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.

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 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (NEW TIME)

September 23, 2009
Rigolet (NL) Community Hall
Rigolet 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-Îles (QC) Hôtel Gouverneur Sept-Îles
666 Laure blvd., Sept-Îles
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

To obtain information on the panel review process and be kept informed of the Panel’s activities, provide a full mailing or e-mail address to either of the Panel Co-Managers:

•Maryse Pineau, Panel Co-Manager
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
160 Elgin Street, Ottawa ON K1A 0H3
Tel.: 1-866-582-1884 / 613-948-1364
Fax: 613-957-0941
•Tom Graham, Panel Co-Manager
Lower Churchill Joint Review Panel Secretariat
33 Pippy Place, St. John’s NL A1B 4J6
Tel: 709-729-7720
Fax: 709-729-5693

Further information on this project is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, 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).

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