PROPOSED NECSA DEDICATED ISOTOPE PRODUCTION REACTOR, NORTH WEST PROVINCE
DEA Reference Number: 12/12/20/2453
Arcus GIBB Reference Number: J31126
Environmental Assessment Practitioners: Arcus GIBB (Pty) Ltd.
Proponent: South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa)
The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation, (Necsa), has lodged an application with the national Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations GNR 544, GNR 545 and GNR 546 for environmental authorisation, for the proposed construction of a Dedicated Isotope Production Reactor (DIPR), at the Necsa Pelindaba Site, Church Street, West Extension, Brits District, North West Province near Pretoria.
The proposed development involves the installation of a Dedicated Isotope Production Reactor (DIPR), the construction of a building to house the DIPR, construction of a service building and cooling towers, as well as the renovation of the existing building which will be used for the administration of the DIPR. As part of the construction phase of the project, a temporary construction camp and access road will also be built in order to house the construction offices, allow laydown of construction materials and deliver the components to the proposed DIPR site.
Arcus GIBB (Pty) Ltd (GIBB) has been appointed as the independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) to compile the application and undertake the required Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Process. As part of the Public Participation Process (PPP) component of the EIA, GIBB has prepared the attached Background Information Document (BID) to inform all potential Interested and/or Affected Parties (I&APs) of the proposed project and provide details on how I&APs can register to be kept up to date on the EIA process and its findings.