Bruce Power will appear before the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on Wednesday afternoon for Day 1 of its two-part licence renewal hearing.
The company has applied for a 10-year Power Reactor Operating Licence extension for its eight-unit site, which would allow it to operate through 2028. The 10-year application will allow Bruce Power to continue with work it has done over the past 15 years, which has demonstrated strong results.
As part of its preparation for its licence renewal, the company has conducted extensive outreach to provide the public, and Indigenous and community groups, providing them with an opportunity to learn more about, and have input into, the process. These outreach efforts have included community open houses, workshops and webinars.
“It’s important Bruce Power receive a 10-year licence renewal, so that we can confidently continue to execute our asset management program with the knowledge that our regulator has confidence that our work programs will continue to support the safe and reliable operation of some of the world’s top-performing CANDU units,” said Frank Saunders, Bruce Power’s Vice President, Nuclear Oversight & Regulatory Affairs.
“Through the public hearings and the documentation we have provided to the CNSC, which is supported by our strong performance, Bruce Power has demonstrated that we continue to enhance safety and protection of the environment, while keeping emergency preparedness a top priority across all areas of our business. We have also maintained an open dialogue with the public throughout this process.”
The licence renewal hearing can be viewed via webcast, starting at 1 p.m.
The second part of Bruce Power’s licence renewal hearing will be held in Kincardine on May 30-31. If you’d like to take part as an intervenor, learn more at www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/the-commission/intervention/.
About Bruce Power
Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
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