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Bruce A and B Nuclear Generating Stations

Bruce Power is licensed to operate the Bruce A and Bruce B Nuclear Generating Stations, located in the municipality of Kincardine on the eastern shore of Lake Huron, Ontario.

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

The Bruce site from an aerial view

Photo courtesy of Bruce Power

Location: Kincardine, Ontario
Licensee: Bruce Power
Reactor type: CANDU (CANada Deuterium Uranium)
Vendor: Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
Number of units: 8
Installed capacity: 6,232 MW (Bruce A & B combined)
Status: 7 units: operating
1 units: Major Component Replacement (MCR)
Licence issued: October 1, 2018
Licence expires: September 30, 2028
Start of operation: Between 1977-1979 for Bruce A and 1984-1987 for Bruce B
Licensing documentation: Request a copy of the Bruce A and Bruce B licences and licence condition handbooks by email at
Facility website: Bruce Power

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Regulatory actions

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September 1, 2022: Administrative Monetary Penalty Issued


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Protecting Canadians and the environment


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Health and safety

The CNSC oversees licensee emergency planning and works with other levels of government to ensure the health and safety of Canadians. We also conduct and review health studies on various areas associated with the production, possession or use of nuclear substances.

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