Bruce Power Life Extension Gains More Support

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A new poll shows 85% of residents in Bruce, Huron and Grey Counties support the Bruce Power Life Extension Program.

By Blackburn News
Thursday, June 15, 2017

A new poll shows 85% of residents in Bruce, Huron and Grey Counties support the Bruce Power Life Extension Program.

That’s an increase of 6% from 2014.

The program includes major component replacement projects on Units 3 – 8 between 2020 and 2036.

20% are in favour of the job creation component, 10% think it’s necessary, 8% like nuclear power, and 7% say nuclear is clean power.

The long-term agreement signed with the Independent Electricity System Operator in 2015 will see six Bruce Power units operate through to 2064.

Bruce Power will provide about 30% of Ontario’s electricity needs for decades.

The program will create 22,000 direct and indirect jobs, and about $4-billion in annual economic investment in Ontario.

93% of respondents think Bruce Power operates safely, and 90% have confidence in the security measures at Bruce Power. 92% think Bruce Power has a positive influence in the community.

“We conduct regular polling in our region and across Ontario in order to keep our finger on the pulse of our communities,” says James Scongack, vice president, corporate affairs and environment. “We enjoy good community engagement and support, but that’s something we will never take for granted. That’s why we continuously communicate our site happenings, and meet face-to- face with local residents, Indigenous communities and municipal officials as often as possible. This polling proves our efforts have helped increase the understanding of Bruce Power’s role in Ontario’s energy mix, and the importance of reliable and carbon-free nuclear power.”

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News Release

June 15, 2017 – Ottawa

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced today its decision to renew New Brunswick Power Corporation’s (NB Power) Nuclear Power Reactor Operating Licence for the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS), located on the Lepreau Peninsula, NB. This decision was made following a two-part public hearing held on January 26, 2017 in Ottawa, ON and on May 9–11, 2017 in Saint John, NB. The licence will be valid from July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2022.

In making its decision, the Commission considered submissions from NB Power and 94 intervenors, as well as CNSC staff’s recommendations.

CNSC staff will report annually on the performance of the PLNGS at a public Commission meeting where members of the public will have the opportunity to intervene.

The Summary Record of Decision is available in both official languages on the CNSC website at nuclearsafety.gc.ca or by contacting the CNSC Secretariat. A detailed Record of Decision will be published on the CNSC website at a later date. Hearing transcripts can be obtained on the CNSC website or by contacting the CNSC. The hearing webcast is available on the same site for 90 days.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment; to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

 

Quick Facts

  • NB Power owns and is licensed to operate the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station

  • NB Power also operates a nuclear waste management facility at the station

  • The CNSC has full-time staff onsite who perform inspections to evaluate operations and to verify compliance with regulatory requirements and licence conditions

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Email: cnsc.mediarelations-relationsmedias.ccsn@canada.ca


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