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1 Durham Nuclear Health Committee Mark A. Rohlehr Public Member- Pickering

2 DNHC MANDATE “ The DNHC acts as a forum for discussing and addressing radiological emissions from local nuclear facilities and their potential impact on health and the environment.”

3 DNHC CREATION In 1992, Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Advisory Committee recommended the Durham Nuclear Health Committee be established. In 1995, after thorough consultation, the Council of the Regional Municipality of Durham created the DNHC

4 Durham Nuclear Health Committee Committee Members DURHAM REGION COMMISSIONER and M.O.H 9 PUBLIC MEMBERS 3 Provincial / Regional GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES DNHC SECRETARY OPG DARLINGTON ENVIRONMENTAL MGR OPG PICKERING ENVIRONMENTAL MGR

5 Accountability DURHAM NUCLEAR HEALTH COMMITTEE HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REGIONAL COUNCIL Chair Dr. Robert Kyle

6 DNHC MEETINGS The DNHC meets 5 times a year. Meetings are held alternately at: Durham Region Offices Pickering Nuclear Darlington Nuclear

7 PURPOSE of the DNHC Review, discuss and improve the public’s understanding of radiation and its related human health effects from nuclear facilities

8 PURPOSE of the DNHC Address questions and concerns raised by its members and the public through continually monitoring and reviewing current issues affecting nuclear facilities (NGSf) in Durham Region

9 Role of Public Members DNHC members are available to attend meetings or to communicate with other groups to address their concerns

10 Radiological environmental monitoring results from studies conducted around Pickering and Darlington Issues Reviewed by the DNHC

11 Groundwater investigations for tritium conducted at Pickering and Darlington NGS

12 Issues Reviewed by the DNHC Seismic investigations conducted around Pickering Nuclear and Darlington Nuclear

13 Issues Reviewed by the DNHC Environmental assessment process for short-term nuclear waste storage at Pickering and Darlington NGSf

14 Issues Reviewed by the DNHC Nuclear Waste Management Organization investigation of long-term nuclear waste storage options

15 Issues Reviewed by the DNHC Low-level nuclear waste investigation for long-term clean up at the Port Hope and Port Granby nuclear waste management facilities

16 Issues Reviewed by the DNHC Restart of 4 reactors with new mandatory safety features at Pickering NGS

17 Issues Reviewed by the DNHC Testing for tritium in Durham Region drinking water to validate publicly reported levels

18 Issues Reviewed by the DNHC Proposed international fusion energy research and development project for Clarington by ITER Canada

19 Issues Reviewed by the DNHC Radiation Monitor development with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to provide information to the public on NGS emissions

20 Issues Reviewed by the DNHC Worldwide health effect studies reporting on emissions from nuclear facilities and the results of serious accidents

21 Issues Reviewed by the DNHC Radiation emissions and health effects caused by nuclear facilities in Durham Region based on local epidemiological studies

22 Issues Reviewed by the DNHC Preparation, training and response to the threat of terrorism at NGSf in Durham Region

23 Issues Reviewed by the DNHC Nuclear emergency preparedness in Durham Region

24 HOW TO CONTACT THE DNHC Durham Region Health Department Attn: Medical Officer of Health 1615 Dundas Street East Suite 210 Whitby, Ontario. L1N 2L1 ( 905 ) or

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