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Bruce Power New Nuclear Power Plant Project (Archived)

Kincardine (ON)

Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Final Decision

Reference Number

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 07-05-25738

Environmental Assessment Type


Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On February 2, 2007, it was determined that an environmental assessment was required in relation to the project because the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission considered taking action in relation to subsection 24(2) of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act.

Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has received an application from Bruce Power for a licence to prepare a site for the future construction of a nuclear reactor generating facility on the Bruce Power site located within the municipality of Kincardine, Ontario. The proposal by Bruce Power involves the construction and operation of up to four new nuclear reactors at the Bruce Power site for the generation of approximately 4,000 MW of electrical generating capacity for supply to the Ontario grid. The proposed units would be constructed as two-twin unit modules. Bruce Power is considering a range of reactor designs. The scope of Bruce Power's proposal includes preparation of the site, construction and operation of four new nuclear power reactors located within the boundaries of the existing Bruce Power site. Operations would involve activities required to operate and maintain the new reactor units, including management of waste. Alternative reactor designs will be considered for the purposes of the environmental assessment and take into account mid-life refurbishment of the new reactor units, as required.

Final Decision

Pursuant to section 27 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the Minister of the Environment has decided to terminate the environmental assessment of the proposed project.