The community of Point Lepreau is home to the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station and Point Lepreau Waste Management Facility. New Brunswick Power owns and is licensed to operate both facilities.
- April 30, 2013: Point Lepreau Generating Station comes back online (source: NBPower, PDF)
- April 12, 2013: Point Lepreau Generating Station moves to minimum power temporarily (source: NBPower, PDF)
- April 2, 2013: Point Lepreau Generating Station resumes fuelling activities (source: NBPower, PDF)
- March 18, 2013: Point Lepreau Generating Station Reduces Reactor Power (source: NB Power, PDF)
- March 4, 2012: Point Lepreau Generating Station temporarily reducing power (source NB Power, PDF)
- February 6, 2012: The Point Lepreau Generating Station is seismically robust and safe (source: NB Power, PDF)
- January 15, 2013: Site-specific seismic hazard assessment update (source: NB Power)
- December 1, 2012: Point Lepreau Generating Station Making Adjustments (source: NB Power, PDF)
- November 2, 2012: CNSC Gives Point Lepreau Final Green Light
- August 28, 2012: Further Progress on Point Lepreau Restart
- July 23, 2012: CNSC Allows Point Lepreau Restart
- July 10, 2012: The CNSC invites you to comment on Discussion Paper DIS-12-04, Regulated Timelines: Proposed Amendments to the Class I Nuclear Facilities Regulations and the Uranium Mines and Mills Regulations
- March 22, 2012: CNSC allows Point Lepreau fuel reload
- May 26, 2011: The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will be holding a one-day CNSC 101 information session in Saint John on June 23, 2011.
- April 12, 2011: Update to regulatory action issued to all major nuclear facilities in Canada
- March 19, 2011: Seismic activity near Point Lepreau Generating Station
- March 17, 2011: CNSC Request to all major nuclear facilities in Canada pursuant to Subsection 12(2) of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations
- July 21, 2010: Point Lepreau Generating Station Refurbishment Project Update
- June 21, 2010: CNSC issues request for action to CANDU licensees
Point Lepreau nuclear power plant
Located approximately 40 km west of Saint John and on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, the station has one power reactor licensed to generate 600 megawatts of electricity. It began operating in 1982 and remains in service today.
The Point Lepreau Waste Management Facility is located on the same site as the generating station and stores spent fuel from the power reactors, along with low- and medium-level radioactive wastes from the operation of the facility. For more information, please see NB Power’s Web site.
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has full-time personnel on site who perform inspections to evaluate operations and to verify compliance with regulatory requirements and licence conditions.