8. Why do you claim the plan has violated the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act?
Environmental Assessment (EA) is used to evaluate whether a project is needed, what the other options are, what could go wrong, and whether positive or negative outcomes can be accurately predicted .
In a direct affront to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) refused to consider or adequately address six requirements in the EA of the deep geologic repository (DGR): (1) alternative sites, (2) alternative means, (3) evidence-based science, (4) critical health and safety issues, (5) need/ cost, and (6) international obligations .
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- Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA). 2013. DGR and EA Process [online]. Retrieved from: http://www.cela.ca/sites/cela.ca/files/DGR-and-EA-process-London-Nov-2013.pdf