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Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station Update

2021-02-05


Fredericton, N.B. – An overheated pump resulted in a small fire that was quickly extinguished at the Point Lepreau Generating Station earlier today.

Repair work and an investigation is underway. The unit was offline for maintenance at the time, and there was no impact to employees, public or the environment. Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station response teams were on hand to deal with the situation, in accordance with process and procedures of the facility.  Local fire responders were also dispatched.

 

About the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station

The Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station is a 660 megawatt (net) nuclear generating station and a base load contributor to the New Brunswick electrical grid. It produces enough non-emitting electricity to power more than 333,000 homes per year and is a foundational piece of both our domestic energy supply and our export sales. Point Lepreau is a major component of NB Power’s generating assets and contributes to NB Power sourcing 80 per cent of the electricity used in New Brunswick from clean, renewable or non-emitting source.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:  Marc Belliveau, Communications, (506) 238-3273 or mbelliveau@nbpower.com