Point Lepreau Generating Station

New Brunswick Power Corporation (NB Power) owns and is licensed to operate the Point Lepreau Generating Station, located approximately 40 km west of Saint John, New Brunswick and on the shores of the Bay of Fundy. NB Power also operates a nuclear waste management facility at the station. The CNSC has full-time staff onsite who perform inspections to evaluate operations and to verify compliance with regulatory requirements and licence conditions.

Plant Information

View of the Point Lepreau Generating Station

Location: Point Lepreau, New Brunswick
Operator: NB Power
Reactor type: CANDU (CANada Deuterium Uranium)
Vendor: Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
Number of units: 1 reactor
Installed capacity: 705 MWe
Status: Operating
Licence issued: February 17, 2012
Licence expires: June 30, 2017
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 Point Lepreau licence and licence condition handbook by email

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As part of CNSC's regulatory requirements, major licensees must have robust public information and disclosure programs in place. These programs, for nuclear power plants, include a disclosure protocol developed in consultation with community stakeholders. You may visit NB Power's Web site for a full list of disclosures.

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CNSC inspector on the job at NB Power's Point Lepreau Generating Station

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