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Durham Nuclear Health Committee. Mark A. Rohlehr Public Member- Pickering. 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.”. DNHC CREATION.

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Durham Nuclear Health Committee

Mark A. Rohlehr

Public Member- Pickering

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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.”

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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

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DURHAM REGION

COMMISSIONER and M.O.H

DNHC

SECRETARY

3

Provincial / Regional

GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES

9

PUBLIC

MEMBERS

OPG

DARLINGTON ENVIRONMENTAL MGR

OPG

PICKERING ENVIRONMENTAL MGR

Durham Nuclear Health Committee

Committee Members

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Accountability

REGIONAL

COUNCIL

HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE

DURHAM NUCLEAR

HEALTH COMMITTEE

Chair

Dr. Robert Kyle

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DNHC MEETINGS

The DNHC meets 5 times a year. Meetings are held alternately at:

  • Durham Region Offices
  • Pickering Nuclear
  • Darlington Nuclear
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PURPOSE of the DNHC

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

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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

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Role of Public Members

DNHC members are available to attend meetings or to communicate with other groups to address their concerns

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Issues Reviewed by the DNHC

Radiological environmental monitoring results from studies conducted around Pickering and Darlington

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Issues Reviewed by the DNHC

Groundwater investigations for tritium conducted at Pickering and Darlington NGS

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Issues Reviewed by the DNHC

Seismic investigations conducted around Pickering Nuclear and Darlington Nuclear

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Issues Reviewed by the DNHC

Environmental assessment process for short-term nuclear waste storage at Pickering and Darlington NGSf

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Issues Reviewed by the DNHC

Nuclear Waste Management Organization investigation of long-term nuclear waste storage options

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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

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Issues Reviewed by the DNHC

Restart of 4 reactors with new mandatory safety features at Pickering NGS

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Issues Reviewed by the DNHC

Testing for tritium in Durham Region drinking water to validate publicly reported levels

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Issues Reviewed by the DNHC

Proposed international fusion energy research and development project for Clarington by ITER Canada

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Issues Reviewed by the DNHC

Radiation Monitor development with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to provide information to the public on NGS emissions

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Issues Reviewed by the DNHC

Worldwide health effect studies reporting on emissions from nuclear facilitiesand the results of serious accidents

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Issues Reviewed by the DNHC

Radiation emissions and health effects caused by nuclear facilities in Durham Region based on local epidemiological studies

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Issues Reviewed by the DNHC

Preparation, training and response to the threat of terrorism at NGSf in Durham Region

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Issues Reviewed by the DNHC

Nuclear emergency preparedness in Durham Region

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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 ) 723-8521

or 1-800-841-2729

www.health.region.durham.on.ca

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