Nuclear power plant can proceed with fuel reload

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) said on March 22 NB Power Nuclear (NBPN) can proceed with reloading fuel in the newly refurbished 635 MW Point Lepreau reactor.

NBPN will also require CNSC's approval prior to restarting the reactor, which will remain in a guaranteed shutdown state until that point. The CNSC said NBPN fulfilled all of the license conditions prerequisites for fuel reload.

The refurbishment outage of the Point Lepreau Generating Station started in the Spring of 2008.

The CNSC renewed the operating license for Point Lepreau in February 2012.

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