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Atikameksheng Anishnawbek On Reserve New Housing – Public Comments Invited

February 27, 2020 – Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed Weenusk - Diesel Generating Station Fuel Tank Replacement, located in Weenusk First Nation is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Indigenous Services Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination.

 

Written comments must be submitted by March 28, 2020  to:

Philip Stringer

Environment Officer

760 Notre Dame Ave, Unit M

Sudbury, Ontario

P3A 2T4

Philip.Stringer@canada.ca

The Proposed Project

Weenusk First Nation is undergoing an upgrade to their diesel generating station (DGS), which will result in better operational capacity and reduced liabilities from operating this system. This upgrade involves replacing the fuel tanks with new ones to ensure that any leaks are minimized and more fuel capacity is obtained to ensure that electricity can be generated for a longer amount of time between fueling of these tanks. The proposed project calls for decommissioning the current tanks at the site and decommissioning them according to all fuel tank regulations at both the provincial and federal level. These tanks will then be hauled out of the community, and the new tanks installed according to current best practices and regulations. 

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