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Archived - CNSC approves Bruce's request to operate beyond 210,000 EFPH

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Following a hearing held on September 10, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced today its decision to approve the operation of the Bruce Power Nuclear Generating Stations Bruce B Units 5 and 6 beyond the 210,000 equivalent full power hours (EFPH) threshold. The facility is located in the Municipality of Kincardine, on the eastern shore of Lake Huron, Ontario.

The approval authorizes Bruce Power to operate the units, on a temporary basis, beyond 210,000 EFPH up to a maximum of 245,000 EFPH. The matter will be further considered as part of the relicensing hearings of the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station planned for February and April 2015. The Commission is satisfied that the Bruce B Units 5 and 6 can be operated safely beyond 210,000 EFPH until that time.

During the hearing, the Commission received and considered submissions from Bruce Power and CNSC staff's recommendations. The Record of Proceedings, including Reasons for Decision, is available, in both official languages, on the CNSC website.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment; to implement Canada's international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

Quick facts

  • Bruce Power is licensed by the CNSC to operate the Bruce A and Bruce B Nuclear Generating Stations, located in the municipality of Kincardine, on the eastern shore of Lake Huron, Ontario.
  • The power reactor operating licences for the Bruce Nuclear Generating Stations A and B are valid until May 31, 2015.
  • The CNSC has full-time staff at the stations, performing inspections to evaluate operations and to verify compliance with regulatory requirements and licence conditions.

Aerial view of the Bruce B Nuclear Generating Station

Bruce B Nuclear Generating Station

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