Bruce Power is pleased with the announcement today by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC) granting a licence to allow the shipment of steam generators to Sweden for recycling of certain components.
“We always believed this was the right thing to do to reduce our environmental footprint and we are pleased the soundness of our case has been verified by the CNSC and a license has been approved,” said Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO of Bruce Power.
Following the hearing in Ottawa last year, Bruce Power took the extraordinary step to launch an information website to provide the public and stakeholder’s additional factual information on the company’s proposal. Through public opinion polling, Bruce Power found strong public support for the plan to reduce its environmental footprint.
The website can be viewed at www.rightthingtodo.ca.
Safety is our number one priority at Bruce Power and the timing of the shipment will be determined once all of the approvals are in place and conditions are determined to be optimal. At that time Bruce Power will comment on next steps.
For a copy of the full CNSC decision, please go to www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca
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.