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NB Power Nuclear currently holds two Class 1 licenses issued by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. The operating license is valid through 2011 and the radioactive waste facility license is valid through 2009. The station also has various approvals from the Provincial Department of Environment and Local Government.

Through membership in key international nuclear associations, NB Power Nuclear supports high standards for operations and human and equipment performance. The CANDU Owners Group provides co-operative research programs and information exchanges.

Point Lepreau's environmental management system complies with the demanding ISO 14001 requirements.

Licence Renewal

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced on Friday, June 30th, 2006 that the Point Lepreau Generating Station's Nuclear Power Reactor Operating Licence has been renewed for a five-year period. The licence is valid until June 30th, 2011.

The application consisted of a two-day public hearing, held on February 16th, 2006 and May 18th, 2006. During this time, both written submissions and oral presentations were presented from NB Power Nuclear staff, CNSC staff and intervenors.

The CNSC made the following statement regarding their decision: “The Commission concluded that NB Power Nuclear is qualified to operate the facility and that it will make adequate provision for the protection of the environment, the health and safety of persons, and the maintenance of national security and measures required to implement international obligations to which Canada has agreed.”

As part of this decision, NB Power Nuclear will seek the approval of the CNSC before reloading fuel in the reactor and proceeding with the restart following the planned refurbishment outage.

For further information on the decision or to view transcripts of the hearing, please visit the CNSC website at www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca.

 

Amendment to Waste Facility Operating Licence

  • January 13, 2004 - CNSC Announces Decision to Amend the Waste Facility Operating Licences for the Point Lepreau Solid Radioactive Waste Management Facility
  • Notice of Public Hearings 2003-H-16 - September 25, 2003 and November 26, 2003. For an amendment to the operating license to authorize the completion of the proposed modifications to the Solid Radioactive Waste Management Facility.


Environmental Assessment Screening Report

  • Project Update - EA Follow-Up Program - May 2004. (Response period has been extended to July 9, 2004)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Minister's Certificate of Determination - August 25, 2003
  • CNSC Announces Decision on Environmental Assessment Screening Report for the Proposed
    Modifications to the Point Lepreau Solid Radioactive Waste Management Facility - CNSC News Release - August 25, 2003
  • CNSC Screening Report - Information and Recommendations of Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Staff in the matter of the Proposed Modifications to the Point Lepreau Solid Radioactive Waste Management Facility - Hearing June 27, 2003
  • CNSC Notice of Public Hearing - June 27, 2003
  • CNSC Draft Screening Report - Proposed Modifications to the Point Lepreau Solid Radioactive Waste Management Facility Point Lepreau, New Brunswick. - March 2003
  • CNSC Request for Public Comment- Draft Environmental Assessment Screening Report Point Lepreau Solid Radioactive Waste Management Facility - March 2003


Environmental Assessment Guidelines

  • Environmental Assessment Guidelines (Scope of Project and Assessment): Environmental Assessment of Proposed Modifications to the Point Lepreau Solid Radioactive Waste Management Facility in Point Lepreau - posted July, 2002 . Also available is a copy of the Record of Proceedings, Including Reasons for Decision on Guidelines.
  • On June 24, 2002 the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced its approval of the Environmental Assessment Guidelines. Commission documentation is available on the CNSC site.
  • Notice of Public Hearing - May 22, 2002
    The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission will hold a one-day public hearing on the Environmental Assessment Guidelines for the proposed modifications and additions to NB Power's Solid Radioactive Waste Management Facility in Point Lepreau. - posted March, 2002.
  • Summary of March 27, 2002, Stakeholder Workshop on Environmental Assessment


Environmental Assessment Project Description

  • Environmental Assessment Solid Radioactive Waste Management Facility Point Lepreau - Project Description - February, 2002
  • Project Application - April, 2001
  • Solid Radioactive Waste Management Facility Modifications Project Description - March, 2001