News:Plans for new NPPs in Ontario/Canada seem to fail

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In July 2009, the nuclear power provider Bruce Power informed that the company has decided to withdraw their applications for new Nuclear Power Plants in Ontario. The demands for electricity in the province don't provide a reason for these investments. Instead of constructing new NPPs Bruce Power now wants to concentrate on the refurbishment of their old reactors.[1] Just some time ago the administration of Ontario had suspended the plans to construct new reactors in Darlington because of the high costs[2]

Bruce Power emphasized that this decision doesn't mean that they would also cancel their NPP plans in Alberta and Saskatchewan. In these provinces, that don't have nuclear power plants yet, the company waits for the government's general decisions concerning nuclear power.[3]

  1. on August 3, 2009
  2. Bruce nixes 'more nukes' plan. The Toronto Sun, Fri Jul 24 2009 BY JONATHAN JENKINS, QUEEN'S PARK BUREAU
  3. on August 3, 2009