January 13, 2007

Jan. 13, 2007: Canatom NPM & Network Part 2

Pay special attention to:

Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) ... 2003

The triangular relationship between the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, Aboriginal Peoples and the Government of Canada

Aboriginal Peoples have a role to play in assisting the Government ... the long-term management of nuclear fuel waste, particularly because of their traditional knowledge.

$880 million dollars
trust funds
The National Aboriginal Organisations

stakeholders


Canatom NPM & Network Part 2 -- a continuation of the post above

AECON and associates

AECON -- www.aecon.com -- here -- and here

www.aecon.com/Civil_Util
ities/Our_Team.aspx

72.14.205.104/search?q=
cache:-BkUAJpaSqIJ:www.ae
con.com/Civil_Utilities/Our_Team.aspx+
QX+Ltd+Ontario&hl=
en&gl=ca&ct=
clnk&cd=7

QX Ltd. Ontario / QX Technical Services -- Mike Henderson Regional Manager

See also www.denison.on.ca/pages/portfolio/qx.html

Rocco Deliso Manager – QX Locates

ORCGA - Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance, Members as of April 2005 -- or here -- It appears to be a list of businesses for the industry.

www.orcga.com/images/Appendix%20B.pdf

www.google.com/
search?q=cache:jcPfEqienLQJ:ww
w.orcga.com/images/
Appendix%2520B.p
df+QX+Ltd+Ontario,+QX+
technical+services&hl=
en&gl=ca&ct=
clnk&cd=6



BFC Armbro

BFC Construction Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Armbro Enterprises Inc.


Search: "Armbro Canatom" and "Armbro Enterprises Canatom Aecon"

About Aecon

www.aboutus.org/Aecon.com


ARMBRO Enterprises Inc. 2001 Annual Information Form -- or here and here

www.aecon.com/files/PDF/
Investing_in_us/2001_Ann
ual_Information_Form.pdf


www.google.com/search?q=
cache:lRkDO3L24CAJ:www.ae
con.com/files/PDF/Investing_in_us/
2001_Annual_Information_Form.pdf+arm
bro+canatom&hl=
en&gl=ca&ct=
clnk&cd=2

www.answers.com/topic/aecon-group-inc


AECON Group -- here

www.aecon.com

www.google.com/search?q=
cache:pTYiymrr654J:www.ans
wers.com/topic/aecon-group-inc+B
FC+Construction+Gro
up+Inc.&hl=
en&gl=ca&ct=
clnk&cd=3


[....] Evolving from the merger of several construction companies, Aecon was formed in 2001 after the union of two of Canada's largest construction groups, Armbro Enterprises and BFC Construction. Aecon Group, Canada's largest publicly traded construction company, is 48%-owned by Canadian Turner Construction (a subsidiary of German construction giant HOCHTIEF).

Officers:
Chairman and CEO: John M. Beck
EVP and CFO: Scott C. Balfour
VP Corporate Affairs: Mitch Patten



Armbro Enterprises is 48% owned by Hochtief AG (Germany) - Who own the other 52%?

Search: Armbro Canatom


Canatom NPM Inc. has four (or more) affiliated companies:

CS&W Nuclear
Amag - AMAG
CTECH (radioactive material management with AEA Tech - UK)
CNUS (nuclear consulting and management services)

"Canatom in partnership with GEC-Alstom (UK-France) made an unsuccessful bid for work at Qinshan" - but "received subcontracts from Bechtel and AECL"




CS&W Nuclear -- CS&W Inc. -- more here

www.cidr-report.org/cgi-bin/as-report?as=AS3845

Amag - amag-inc.com (?) (Dr. Armando Lopez) Advanced Measurement & Analysis Group, Inc. (AMAG) is a high-tech, Canadian company that focuses on providing performance monitoring and diagnostic services to the power and process industries. Is it one or all of these? ( www.amag.com/ ) -- amag.net ( asset management analysis group) -- www.amag.ch - which appears to be based in Switzerland (ch). More research needed.


CTECH and where that led

Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO)

www.nwmo.ca/default.aspx?DN=
608,237,199,20,1,Documents

[cdn-nucl-l] NWMO Releases Final Study Report
The report, Choosing a Way Forward: The Future Management of Canada's Used Nuclear Fuel is available for download from the NWMO website
: -- www.nwmo.ca

mailman.mcmaster.ca/mailman/private/
cdn-nucl-l/0511/msg00006.html

www.nwmo.ca


NWMO - 6-9 Conceptual Designs for Used Nuclear Fuel Management the Joint Waste Owners - descriptions of current operations;; CTECH (a joint venture of CANATOM and AEA Technologies) - descriptions of siting ... -- here

www.nwmo.ca/default.aspx?DN=
608,237,199,20,1,Documents


www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/clickit/search?r_aid=
8EF9CFED293C435A98F132A69AE55830&r_eop=1&r_sacop=
2&r_spf=0&r_cop=main-title&r_snpp=1&r_spp=1&qqn=
8PF%3Ao0xS&r_coid=239138&rawto=http://w
ww.nwmo.ca/default.aspx?DN=608,237,199,20,1,Documents



Canatom NPM, CNUS and goodwill








Search: "CNUS , CPUSL" and "CNUS CPUSL SNC Lavalin"

SNC Lavalin Nuclear CNUS Division

www.canatomnpm.ca/canatomnpm/default.asp?id=290&template=othermenuoptions.html
There is another link on the above webpage to:

Ownership

A Private Company: Canatom NPM

SNC-Lavalin Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire all remaining shares of Canatom NPM Inc. held by AECON Construction Group Inc., and will become the sole owner of the Toronto company. , 1/18/2004

www.canatomnpm.ca/canatomnpm/de
fault.asp?id=1392&template=
news_details.html


[....] "This acquisition will allow us to further maximise opportunities in the nuclear field based on the combined technical strengths of our Canatom employees with those of SNC-Lavalin employees," said Klaus Triendl, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "It will send a clear message to our Ontario clients, and those in the rest of Canada and worldwide, that we are committed to servicing the industry."

[....] "We are pleased with this new 100% ownership by SNC-Lavalin," said Patrick Lamarre, President of Canatom, "it will strengthen our position as a single source service provider to the nuclear industry, with specialisation in carrying out major projects and arranging project financing." [....]



www.canatomnpm.ca/canatomnpm/profile/brochure.pdf -- here

www.google.com/search?q=cache:7FOJL3EO6ToJ:ww
w.canatomnpm.ca/canatomnpm/profile/brochure.pdf+
CNUS+Canatom+NPM&hl=
en&gl=ca&ct=clnk&cd=2


Canadian Nuclear Association -- here

cna.ca/english/members.asp

www.google.com/search?q=cache:AB1fzAn42m0J:cna.ca/
english/members.asp+Canadian+Nuclear+Util
ity+Services&hl=
en&gl=ca&ct=
clnk&cd=4

SNC Lavalin Nuclear Inc. = Canatom NPM -- "SNC-Lavalin Nuclear (formaly [sic] known as Canatom NPM) is the largest private sector nuclear engineering company in Canada."

www.canatomnpm.ca




CNUS - CPUS Limited (CPUSL)

Search: Canadian Nuclear Utility Services (not CNUS)

The first entry is CPUS Limited (CPUSL) Canadian Power Utilities Services, Pres. and CEO Jordan Chau, (with VP Derek Mori and VP Mike Jansen), KR 230-800 Kipling Ave. Toronto, Ont. M8Z 6Z4.

CPUSL / CPUS Ltd. -- here

www.cpusl.com/

www.google.com/search?q=
cache:kQZTQaOnU5QJ:www.cpu
sl.com/+Canadian+Nuclear+Util
ity+Services&hl=
en&gl=ca&ct=
clnk&cd=1

More: in Chinese characters -- a database? [db_ChineseBasedemoDetail]
China Atomic Information Network -- here

www.atominfo.com.cn/database/
db_ChineseBasedemoDetail.aspx?id=0303187

www.google.com/search?q=
cache:zkMfq_wyckoJ:www.atom
info.com.cn/database/
db_ChineseBasedemoDetail.as
px%3Fid%3D0
303187+CNUS+Can
atom+NPM&hl=en&gl=
ca&ct=clnk&cd=17

Canadian Nuclear Conference, June 3 - 5, 2002 -- here

216.13.130.
157/CNS_Conferences/
Search/2002-1.htm

www.google.com/search?q=
cache:zj8fZx1c-wMJ:216.
13.130.157/
CNS_Conferences/Search/
2002-1.htm+CNUS+Can
atom+NPM&hl=
en&gl=ca&ct=
clnk&cd=16

Integrated Safety Review for the Point Lepreau Refurbishment for Life Extension C.K. Scott (ANSL), R. Jeppesen (CNUS), A.R. McKenzie (ANSL), M.-A. Petrilli (AECL), P.D. Thompson (NBP)

Canadian Nuclear Society Conference Papers -- here

www.cns-snc.
ca/CNS_Conferences/
conference_index.html


72.14.205.
104/search?q=
cache:zj8fZx1c-wMJ:216.13.130.
157/CNS_Conferences/Search/
2002-1.htm+CNUS+Can
atom+NPM&hl=
en&gl=ca&ct=
clnk&cd=16


2002: CNUS becomes part of Canatom NPM which is owned by SNC Lavalin and associates

CANATOM NPM and SCIENTECH CANADA REACH AGREEMENT ON OWNERSHIP OF CANADIAN NUCLEAR UTILITY SERVICES (CNUS)



Oakville, ON, Canada: On April 9, 2002, CANATOM NPM Inc. reached an agreement with Scientech Canada Inc. on the sale of SCIENTECH Canada’s 50 percent ownership of Canadian Nuclear Utility Services (CNUS) to CANATOM NPM. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. [Who owns the other 50%?]

CNUS provides a select range of specialized utility engineering and procurement services to the nuclear industry. This acquisition will complement Canatom NPM’s growing services business and enhance their excellent reputation in the nuclear industry. CNUS will exist in the Canatom organization as a division of the company. [....]

Jordan Chou, CANATOM NPM – CNUS Division President:
....



CNUS
Point Lepreau Refurbishment: Plant Condition Assessment
P.J. Allen, M.R. Soulard, F. David (AECL), G. Clefton (Canadian Nuclear Utility Services), R. Weeks (NBP)
-- here

www.cns-snc.ca/
CNS_Conferences/Search/2001-1.htm

72.14.205.104/search?q=
cache:oyMMDzLcdlEJ:www.cns-snc.ca/
CNS_Conferences/
Search/2001-1.htm+Canadian+Nuclear+Util
ity+Services&hl=
en&gl=ca&ct=
clnk&cd=6



NWMO - Nuclear Waste Management Organization

From further, but limited, search, I found:

Canadian Nuclear Utility Services (CNUS) = CPUS Limited (CPUSL) Canadian Power Utilities Services -- CTECH is a joint venture of CANATOM--or SNC Lavalin and ?--and AEA Technologies. - Check connection to Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO)



It is usually instructive to see who comprise any organization touted as "advising" a government, beginning in 2002 or 2003, advising the Liberal government of the day. I noted NWMO but there seemed to be little information on it until I found the following and worked backward.

Minister's Statement on the 2005 NWMO Annual Report

www.nfwbureau.gc.ca/english/
View.asp?x=645&oid=41



On March 28, 2006, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) submitted its fourth annual report under the Nuclear Fuel Waste (NFW) Act. The report highlights activities carried out in 2005 to fulfill key requirements of the NFW Act, notably the submission of its study of options on the long-term management of nuclear fuel waste, as presented in "Choosing a Way Forward." The study outlined the following four options:

[....] The independent Advisory Council, established by the NWMO under the NFW Act, continued to provide advice to the organization. In January 2005, the Council, made up of technical and social experts, [....]

"The Nuclear Fuel Waste Bureau within my department, Natural Resources Canada, met regularly over the past year with the NWMO, and continued to oversee the activities of the NWMO, nuclear utilities and AECL. The Bureau also continued to interact with national Aboriginal organizations who submitted their consolidated reports to my office as required under the contribution agreements (see www.nfwbureau.gc.ca/english/view.asp?x=641)." [Current Min. of Natural Resources, The Hon. Gary Lunn, P.C., M.P.]


Aboriginal Peoples

www.nfwbureau.gc.ca/english/view.asp?x=641



[....] The triangular relationship between the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, Aboriginal Peoples and the Government of Canada

[....] Indeed Aboriginal Peoples have a role to play in assisting the Government in making the best decision possible on which approach Canada will adopt for the long-term management of nuclear fuel waste, particularly because of their traditional knowledge.


Re-read that. Traditional knowledge will help determine long-term management of nuclear fuel waste management. What had been planned for aboriginal lands in the nuclear waste department? Remember the haste with which agreements were signed with aboriginals under Mr. Scott (former Minister of Indian Affairs) by regulation? That was not the usual manner of making agreements -- outside Parliamentary scrutiny, as I recall. Check further. Where is spent nuclear material to be used in Chinese nuclear plants going? Will there be more nuclear plants built for the oil sands area? Check further.



[....] The report also highlights the financial contributions made to date by Ontario Power Generation, New Brunswick Power, Hydro-Québec and AECL. These contributions are to be used to implement the government approach for the long-term management of nuclear fuel waste. Since the NFW Act was passed in 2002, a total of $880 million has been invested in the trust funds. [....]


What trust funds? For what purpose? Who would benefit?



[....] The Nuclear Fuel Waste Bureau continues to maintain contacts with the five National Aboriginal Organisations.

The National Aboriginal Organisations are:


The Métis National Council
The Assembly of First Nations
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
The Native Women's Association of Canada
[....]




Search earlier reports and note the words: "sustainable", "ethical", "social".

NWMO News V2.3 October 2004 -- NWMO was an advisory group set up under a previous government -- "engaging Canadians, stakeholders and experts to develop a sustainable, ethically and socially ... "

Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Canada
, June 25, 2003 -- or here . Check: www.nwmo.ca

www.nwmo.ca/default.aspx?DN=935,113,19,1,Documents

www.google.com/search?q=
cache:COfqLCarGDQJ:ww
w.nwmo.ca/default.aspx%3FDN%3D9
35,113,19,1,Documents+nw
mo&hl=
en&gl=ca&ct=
clnk&cd=2

There seems to have been an error on that website: "Due to an editing error, incorrect dates for some Information and Discussion Sessions appeared in an electronic version of the NWMO newsletter (Volume 2, Number 3) originally posted on the NWMO website." [NWMO News V2.3 October 2004]

However, there appears to be a copy of the original, or at least part of one, at Royal Roads website (BC):

NWMO Assessment Framework - e-Roundtable 2 Group #2 -- Applying the NWMO Assessment Framework, Determining the Gaps ...

Royal Roads: e-dialogues

Nuclear Waste Nov. 2004
-- or for the above NWMO Assessment Framework- e-Roundtable 2 Group #2 on Search Google

Note: Every time I tried to post the url for Google's html copy, this was mangled. Search and check the html for that file.

www.royalroads.net/edialogues/
nuclear/Nuclear_Waste_2_Nov_2004.pdf

www.google.com/search?q=
cache:PebdabNHSnkJ:ww
w.royalroads.net/edialogues/
nuclear/Nuclear_Waste_2_
Nov_2004.pdf+nw
mo&hl=en&gl=
ca&ct=
clnk&cd=26

www.e-Dialogues.ca
Royal Roads University
NWMO Assessment Framework
November 29th, 2004
, 10am –12noon PST
Moderated by Dr. Ann Dale

This e-dialogue involved young Canadians from youth and academic organizations, organized into four e-round tables, later joined by some audience members. The e-round tables were co-moderated by Jamie Doyle, Senior Project Manager, Jacques Whitford, Environment Ltd; Lenore Newman, Post-Doctoral Scholar, RRU Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Community Development; Doug Seeley, Professor, Science, Technology and Environment Division, and Nancy Averill, Director of Research, Public Policy Forum. The e-panelists applied the Assessment Framework developed by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization to the three storage options now under consideration--storage at reactor sites; centralized storage and deep geological storage to determine its robustness for decision-making and to identify any gaps.

Group #2 -- Applying the NWMO Assessment Framework, Determining the Gaps [....]



From what I read ... mention of--perhaps a concentration on--youth and social experts concerning nuclear waste (I would have expected scientists, technical advisors, people learned in the ramifications of long term storage of nuclear waste), I am left still wondering what had been planned? Maybe the following has something to do with it.


The following excerpt is shocking, if correct; nevertheless, there does seem to have been something planned affecting at least some of Canada's natives (where? in the north? the west?) concerning nuclear waste. Why?

Had there been nuclear reactors planned for Canada's North? For the West? What had been planned that hydro companies had to set aside millions of dollars in trusts ... and for whom?

Another assessment: "Choosing a Way Forward” Has Chosen a Way Backwards
A Report Card on the Nuclear Waste Management Organization pdf
-- or here

www.cnp.ca/nww/nww-report-card.pdf



[....] The NWMO has refused to rule out the importation of radioactive waste -- raising the possibility that Canada could become an international radioactive waste dump. Indeed, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, the President of NWMO, has stated that Canada may have an “ethical” obligation to accept foreign radioactive waste (Peter Calamai, “CANDU waste could haunt us”, Toronto Star, December 26, 2003, p. A24).

Final Grade F Failure




Then federal Natural Resources Minister, Herb Dhaliwal:
Minister's Statement on the 2002 NWMO Annual Report
-- or here

www.nfwbureau.gc.ca/english/view.asp?x=
645&oid=19



On March 28, 2003, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) submitted its first annual report to me under the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act (NFW Act).

Address: Nuclear Waste Management Organization [NWMO]
49 Jackes Avenue First Floor
Toronto Ontario Canada M4T 1E2

The report shows that much effort has been spent in a relatively short period of time since the establishment of the NWMO in October 2002: the formation of the NWMO organizational structure (including the creation of the Board of Directors, the appointment of a President and the establishment of a head office in Toronto);

the establishment of trust funds by the nuclear utilities and Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL);

the deposit of first payments into the trust funds to a total of $550 million;


the establishment of the NWMO Advisory Council; and,

the beginning of public consultations (through the NWMO´s Web site and informal meetings with a broad range of stakeholders).

President Elizabeth Dowdeswell has made certain that public input is sought at the outset on NWMO activities and proposed plans. In the short time since its establishment, the NWMO has taken an impressive first step toward a comprehensive outreach program. [....]

Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Natural Resources
Natural Resources Canada
June 25, 2003

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