CNSC statement on Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station


As Canada’s nuclear regulator, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has been carefully monitoring a situation that began early December 14, 2022, at the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) in Point Lepreau, NB.

On December 14, the Plant was safely shutdown due to a partial loss of power to the Station. CNSC Staff have confirmed with NB Power that they also identified a leak in a small instrument line that is part of the heat transport system at the Station. The leakage was contained and managed within the reactor building using  NB Power processes and procedures.

CNSC staff continue to monitor the situation. CNSC also confirms the stable status of the PLNGS, and that there have been no reported injuries to workers or the public, or spills to the environment.

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