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Eskom EIA for a Proposed Nuclear Power Station and Associated Infrastructure (DEA Ref. No.: 12/12/20/944) - Revised Draft EIR Public Review and Comment

posted May 15, 2011, 6:52 AM by JBay RA

As a registered stakeholder, the Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) (GIBB) recently advised you of the availability of the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for review and comment from 09 May 2011 to 23 June 2011 (i.e. 45 days).


There have been requests for the attached documents. GIBB therefore thought it prudent that we send them to all registered I&APs by email: 


·         Afrikaans and Xhosa summary of the Revised Draft EIR 

·         Afrikaans / English Comment Sheet


A reminder that the full version of the Revised Draft EIR is available at selected public venues, as well as on the following websites:


·         Eskom’s website: under the “Nuclear 1-Generation” link

·         Arcus GIBB’s website: under the “Nuclear 1 EIA” link


As previously stated please note that comments can be submitted in writing in one of the following ways BEFORE close of business on 23 June 2011 (please note change in details):


·         By mail: GIBB Public Participation Office, Nuclear-1 EIA, P.O. Box 3965, Cape Town, 8000

·         By phone: 021 469 9180 (Office hours: Mon to Fri – 09:00 to 13:00 excl. public holidays)

·         By fax: 021 424 5571

·         By e-mail: /


Lastly, please note the following Erratum to the Executive Summary of the Revised Draft EIR: The section dealing with noise impacts (pages 16 and 17) states incorrectly that the Open Cycle Gas Turbine (OCGT) plant will not be located in the High Voltage Yard (HV Yard) at the Thyspunt site. Please note that the OCGT plant will in fact be located in the HV Yard and that potentially significant (medium) impacts on farm residences in proximity to the HV Yard could result when the OCGT plant operates for short periods of time. The latter is reflected in the Noise Impact Assessment (Appendix E23 of the Revised Draft EIR) and in Chapter 9 of the Revised Draft EIR.


Yours sincerely


The GIBB Nuclear-1 Public Participation Officer

JBay RA,
May 15, 2011, 7:08 AM