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Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station

Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) currently holds a 10-year operating licence, which expires June 30, 2032.

New Brunswick Power Corporation (NB Power) owns and operates PLNGS, which is located on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, approximately 40 km southwest of Saint John, New Brunswick. NB Power also operates a Solid Radioactive Waste Management Facility onsite.

Point Lepreau nuclear reactor

Photo courtesy of NB Power

Location: Lepreau, New Brunswick
Licensee: New Brunswick Power Corporation
Reactor type: CANDU-6 (CANada Deuterium Uranium) PHW (pressurized heavy water)
Owner: New Brunswick Power Corporation
Number of units: 1 reactor
Installed capacity: 705 MWe
Status: Operating
Licence issued: July 1, 2022
Licence expires: June 30, 2032
Start of commercial operation: February 1, 1983
Return to service following refurbishment: November 23, 2012
Reactor building containment: Low-pressure containment, pre-stressed concrete vessel
Licensing documentation: Request a copy of the PLNGS licence and licence conditions handbook by emailing
Facility website: NB Power

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