Notice of participant funding offering for New Brunswick Power Corporation's Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station licence renewal

News Release

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist members of the public, Aboriginal groups and other stakeholders in participating in the licence application review and Commission hearing process for NB Power’s Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (NGS) licence renewal.

The CNSC will hold a two-part public hearing in January 2017 and May 2017 to consider an application from NB Power to renew its nuclear power reactor operating licence for a period of five years, until June 2022. The current operating licence expires on June 30, 2017.

The Point Lepreau NGS is located in New Brunswick on the Lepreau Peninsula, 40 kilometres southwest of Saint John.

Point Lepreau NGS

Point Lepreau NGS

Participant funding up to $75,000 is being offered for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information, through informed and topic-specific interventions to the Commission. Funding will be awarded for the review of documentation including CNSC staff and NB Power’s Commission member documents, and for participation in the public Commission hearing.

The deadline for submitting a completed participant funding application form to the CNSC is November 18, 2016.

The CNSC 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.

For more information, view the Notice of Public Hearing or visit the Participate in a Public Commission Hearing and Participant Funding Program sections of the CNSC website.

Quick facts

  • New Brunswick Power Corporation (NB Power) owns and is licensed to operate the Point Lepreau Generating Station
  • 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


Aurèle Gervais
Media and Community Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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