Estimated Nuclear Waste Storage during MCR

Unit 6 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 7 Unit 8
Outage Period Q1 2020 – Q4 2023 Q1 2023 – Q2 2026 Q2 2026 – Q4 2027 Q2 2028 – Q2 2031 Q2 2028 – Q2 2031 Q2 2030 – Q2 2033
Low Level Waste (LLW) 440 m3 432 m3 432 m3 440 m3 440 m3 440 m3
Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) 9 m3 17 m3 17 m3 9 m3 9 m3 9 m3
Reactor Components Waste
(In shielded storage/disposal containers)
427 m3 427 m3 427 m3 427 m3 427 m3 427 m3
Steam Generators (LLW)
(8 per Unit; as delivered/Intact)
330 m3 349 m3 330 m3 330 m3 330 m3 330 m3

Estimate as of 8 March 2022

The above chart is the estimated nuclear waste volumes to storage as part of Bruce Power’s Major Component Replacement Project, which began in Unit 6 on January 17, 2020.

To learn more, visit www.brucepower.com/life-extension-program-mcr-project.

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