Nuclear Regulator (NNR) will hold several public hearings to consider an application from Eskom Holdings SOC Limited for a Nuclear Installation Site Licence (NISL) for the Thyspunt Site in Kouga.
Situated between Humansdorp and St Francis Bay, the NISL application is limited to the evaluation of the sustainability of the Thyspunt site for a nuclear installation.
The public hearings will be held at Cape St Frqncis Resort from 13:00 to 17:00 on Wednesday, August 25 and at Mentors Country Estate in Jeffreys Bay from 113:00 to 17:00 on Thursday, August 26.
Any person who may be directed affected by the granting of the NISL may make a representation relating to health, safety and the environment at the public hearings.
In the run up to the public hearings, the NNR will hold a virtual stakeholder information sharing webinar from 11:00 to 13:00 on Monday, August 16. To register as a stakeholder, contact NNR Communications Officer, Tshepiso Mogorosi, at email@example.com.
Public information sharing sessions will, furthermore, take place at the Sea Vista Civic Centre in St Francis Bay at 14:00 on Tuesday, August 17.
There will also be an information session at the KwaNomzamo Civic Centre in Humansdorp, at 18:00 on Tuesday, August 17, as well as at the Vusumzi Landu Civic Centre in Hankey at 18:00 on Wednesday, August 18.
This will be followed by public exhibitions at shopping centres across the region on August 19, 20, 23 and 24.
Eskom Holdings SOC Limited has prepared a Public Information Document (PID) to enable members of the public to participate in the public hearings.
The PID can be downloaded from https://nnr.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/English-Nuclear-Installation-Site-Licence-Public-Information-Document.pdf.
Hardcopies of the PID are available at the public libraries in Kouga and at ward councillors’ offices.
All COVID-19 regulations will be adhered to.