Following approval by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on March 16 for the removal of reactor shutdown conditions on Unit 2, Bruce Power commenced the return to service of this reactor.
Early in this process, the Bruce A operations team detected a leak on a Unit 2 pump system. Upon discovery, operational staff safely and quickly isolated the leak. In accordance with Bruce Power’s operating procedures, the plant was returned to a shutdown state for these repairs to be carried out and the CNSC was notified. Repairs are in progress and will take a few days to complete.
Once the final repairs are complete, Bruce Power will continue with the Unit 2 Restart activities. There was no impact on the rest of Bruce A, the public, external environment or worker safety.
As both Units 1 and 2 are safely returned to service after being out of operation since the mid-1990s, the Bruce A operations team is exercising diligence in addressing any issues that may emerge so these units can be counted on to deliver safe, low-cost and clean electricity for years to come.
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power is a partnership among Cameco Corporation, TransCanada Corporation, BPC Generation Infrastructure Trust, a trust established by the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, the Power Workers’ Union and The Society of Energy Professionals.