OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency invites the public to comment on the potential environmental
effects of the Keeyask Generation Project (the Project) and the
proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects as described in
the Environmental Effects Summary document.
The Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership proposes the construction,
operation and decommissioning of the Project, a 695-megawatt
hydroelectric generating station located on the lower Nelson River,
approximately 180 kilometres northeast of Thompson, Manitoba. The
Project includes a powerhouse complex, spillway, dams, dykes,
reservoir, and supporting infrastructure. The federal environmental
assessment also considers a proposal by Manitoba Hydro for a 22
kilometre transmission line to provide construction power to the
Keeyask Generation Project and three 35 kilometre long transmission
lines within a single corridor to transmit electricity from the Keeyask
Generation Project to the existing Radisson Converter Station near
Written comments must be submitted by December 21, 2012 to:
Keeyask Generation Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Suite 101, 167 Lombard Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T6
To view the Environmental Effects Summary and the supporting
environmental effects reports for the hydroelectric generating station
and the transmission lines, or for more information, visit the Agency's
website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (registry reference number 64144). All comments received will be considered available to the public.
Following this comment period, the Agency will prepare a Comprehensive
Study Report, describing its conclusions on the environmental effects,
the proposed mitigation measures and the significance of any remaining
adverse environmental effects. A public comment period on the
Comprehensive Study Report will be announced at a later date.
This project was assessed using a science-based approach. As for any
project assessed under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, this
project will continue to be subject to Canada's strong environmental
laws, rigorous enforcement and follow-up, and increased fines.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal
environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental
effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in
support of sustainable development.
SOURCE: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency