Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station
Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) currently holds a 10-year operating licence, which expires June 30, 2032.
New Brunswick Power Corporation (NB Power) owns and operates PLNGS, which is located on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, approximately 40 km southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick. NB Power also operates a Solid Radioactive Waste Management Facility onsite.
Photo courtesy of NB Power
|Location:||Lepreau, New Brunswick|
|Licensee:||New Brunswick Power Corporation|
|Reactor type:||CANDU-6 (CANada Deuterium Uranium) PHW (pressurized heavy water)|
|Owner:||New Brunswick Power Corporation|
|Number of units:||1 reactor|
|Installed capacity:||705 MWe|
|Licence issued:||July 1, 2017|
|Licence expires:||June 30, 2032|
|Start of commercial operation:||February 1, 1983|
|Return to service following refurbishment:||November 23, 2012|
|Reactor building containment:||Low-pressure containment, pre-stressed concrete vessel|
|Licensing documentation:||Request a copy of the PLNGS licence and licence conditions handbook by emailing email@example.com|
|Facility website:||NB Power|
The Commission is an independent administrative tribunal set up at arm’s length from government, without ties to the nuclear industry. Use the links below to find documents related to Commission meetings or hearings.
- June 22, 2022: News Release - CNSC renews the power reactor operating licence for the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station for a 10-year period
The CNSC posts regulatory enforcement actions taken to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment. Use the links below to find out more about any orders or penalties that have been placed on this licensee, if any.
- July 13, 2021: PLNGS: Request pursuant to Subsection 12(2) of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations: Issues Relating to Measurement of Hydrogen Equivalent Concentration in Pressure Tubes
Licensees must report events and incidents involving licensed activities that could impact the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment to the CNSC. Use the links below to find any information provided by this licensee, if any, as well as other public disclosures made by licensees.
- Event reports
(source: NB Power)
- Disclosure protocol
(source: NB Power)
- March 2, 2022: Watch the recorded Point Lepreau licence renewal webinar
Pressure tubes: The heart of the matter
Protecting Canadians and the environment
The CNSC uses information provided by licensees to create our own reports assessing the environmental effects of nuclear facilities or licensed activities.
- Environmental monitoring: Independent environmental monitoring results collected by the CNSC
- Environmental Protection Review Report: Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station
- Environmental risk assessment: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy
- NB Power – Environmental Protection
- Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station Probabilistic Safety Assessment
- Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station Seismic Hazard Assessment
- Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station Environmental Protection Reports
- Validation of entrainment and encroachment predictions at the Point Lepreau nuclear power generating station
- Federal, provincial and municipal monitoring programs: List of monitoring programs managed by other levels of government
- Radionuclide releases – nuclear power plants: Dataset in Canada’s Open Government catalogue including information on releases from this facility
Health and safety
The CNSC oversees licensee emergency planning and works with other levels of government to ensure the health and safety of Canadians. The CNSC also conducts and reviews health studies on various areas associated with the production, possession or use of nuclear substances.
- New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization: Nuclear Emergency Program
- CNSC health studies on Canadian nuclear facilities: Relevant health studies on nuclear reactors regulated by the CNSC
- New Brunswick Justice & Public Safety: Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspection
- WorkSafeNB: Conventional health and safety
- Site-specific seismic hazard assessment update
- Regulatory oversight report for Canadian nuclear power plants
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