Bruce Power statement – CNSC decision

On Oct. 16, a decision by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission confirmed the ongoing safety of CANDU technology and pressure tubes in Canada’s nuclear reactors.

This decision was informed by years of detailed research and analysis into pressure tube integrity in CANDU reactors and echoes the conclusions of the External Advisory Committee on Pressure Tubes, established by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), which confirmed in a report earlier this year that “enough has been done by the licensees to definitively provide assurance that the plants can operate safely.”

Bruce Power, the nuclear industry, and the independent regulator, along with its advisory committee, have continued to act in a proactive and transparent manner in their approach to this issue. Bruce Power has been sharing information on the safety of the pressure tubes, including providing extensive facts on our website, dating back to July of 2021.

Rigorous and regular inspections combined with material testing, verification and independent review continue to demonstrate the ongoing safe operation of the CANDU reactors.

As we continue to deliver clean, reliable electricity to Ontario and cancer fighting medical isotopes worldwide, Bruce Power’s commitment to the safety of our employees, our environment and our community is unwavering.