Notice of public hearing and participant funding offering for the review of Bruce Power’s licence renewal application

News Release

September 1, 2017 – Ottawa, ON 

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist members of the public, Indigenous groups and other stakeholders in participating in the licence application review and the Commission’s public hearing process for the renewal of Bruce Power’s nuclear power reactor operating licence for the Bruce A and Bruce B nuclear generating stations (NGS). The Bruce A and B NGS are located in the municipality of Kincardine on the eastern shore of Lake Huron, Ontario. 

The CNSC will hold a two-part public hearing on March 14 and May 30–31, 2018 to consider an application from Bruce Power to renew its nuclear power reactor operating licence for a period of 10 years, until August 2028. The current operating licence authorizes Bruce Power to operate the Bruce A and B NGS until May 31, 2020. Bruce Power has requested to update the Bruce NGS licensing basis in 2018 to include life-extension projects and future major component replacement work. 

A total of $100,000 is being offered to assist stakeholders in providing new, distinctive and valuable information, through informed and topic-specific written submissions to the Commission. 

The deadline for submitting a completed participant funding application form to the CNSC is November 6, 2017. 

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

  • Bruce Power is licensed by the CNSC to operate the Bruce A and Bruce B NGS, located in the municipality of Kincardine on the eastern shore of Lake Huron, Ontario.

  • At the stations, the CNSC has full-time staff who perform inspections to evaluate operations and to verify compliance with regulatory requirements and licence conditions.

  • Each year, the CNSC publishes a report on the safety performance of Canada’s nuclear power plants. To view performance highlights for each plant, including the Bruce A and B NGS, visit the CNSC’s Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Power Plants: 2016 Web page.


Aurèle Gervais
Media Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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