Participant Funding Program decision - Cameco Corporation’s Blind River Refinery licence renewal application

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced on March 8, 2021, that it was offering a total of $75,000 under its Participant Funding Program (PFP) to assist Indigenous peoples, members of the public, and stakeholders to participate in the Commission hearing process for Cameco Corporation’s (Cameco’s) Blind River Refinery licence renewal application.

Background

The CNSC made PFP support available:

  • for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information to the CNSC through informed and topic-specific interventions
  • to assist interested parties in participating in the licence application review and the Commission’s public hearing process for Cameco Corporation’s Blind River Refinery licence renewal application

A funding review committee (FRC), independent from the CNSC, was established to review the funding applications received by the CNSC’s PFP administrator, and to make recommendations on the allocation of up to $75,000 for eligible applicants.

The FRC members were:

  • Paul Scott, retired regional director of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s Vancouver office
  • Bruce Young, retired director of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

The FRC met to review 2 PFP applications received by the CNSC, requesting a total of $66,067.55.

Eligibility and funding criteria

For more information on participant funding and how it works, including details on eligibility and funding criteria, please read the PFP guide.

CNSC participant funding decision

The CNSC has carefully considered the FRC’s recommendations on the allocation of participant funding for Cameco Corporation’s Blind River Refinery licence renewal application and has approved the reimbursement of up to $52,527.55 to the following recipients:

Applicant Maximum amount of available funding
Northwatch $15,567.55
Mississauga First Nation $36,960
Total $52,527.55

Additional information:

Adam Zenobi
Participant Funding Program Administrator, CNSC
Tel.: 613-415-2814
Email: pfp@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca

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