Following extensive public consultation and a thorough review of its safety performance, Canada’s nuclear regulator approved the renewal of Bruce Power’s Power Reactor Operating Licence for a period of five years.
We are pleased with this result and were quite frankly humbled by the support offered by the many organizations and individuals who made presentations at the public hearings,
said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s President and CEO.
We believe we require two licences – our operating licence from the regulator and our social licence, which is granted by our community, and we have to earn both of those each and every day.
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) held a public meeting on Feb. 5 in Ottawa and sessions from April 14-17 in Kincardine as part of Bruce Power’s reactor operating licence renewal application for the Bruce Nuclear Generating Stations A and B.
The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians 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.
Agendas, hearing transcripts and information on the hearing process are available at the CNSC website at www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca.
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30% of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.
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