CNSC issues a decommissioning licence for the Gentilly-2 facility

News Release

June 22, 2016 – Ottawa

Following a public hearing held in Ottawa, ON on May 5, 2016, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) today announced its decision to issue a power reactor decommissioning licence to Hydro-Québec for the Gentilly-2 facility located in Bécancour, QC. The licence will be valid from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2026.

During the public hearing, the Commission received and considered submissions submitted by Hydro-Québec and five intervenors, as well as the recommendations of CNSC staff.

CNSC staff will submit annual regulatory oversight reports relative to the performance of the Gentilly-2 facility and the decommissioning status during public proceedings of the Commission.

The Record of Decision is available on request to the Commission Secretariat. It will be posted in both official languages on the CNSC website at at a later date. Hearing transcripts can be obtained on the CNSC website or by contacting the CNSC. The hearing webcast is available on the same site for 90 days.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security 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

  • The CNSC issued a power reactor decommissioning licence to Hydro-Québec for the Gentilly-2 facility, which is valid from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2026;
  • The Gentilly-2 nuclear power plant was permanently closed in December 2012.
Gentilly-2 nuclear power plant

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Aurèle Gervais
Media Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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