Blog: What it Means for Environmental Justice when a Nuclear Power Plant Wants a 25-Year Licence

In this blog, Susan O’Donnell highlights the reasons that CELA and The Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick (CRED-NB) are intervening in NB Power’s request for a 25-year licence extension at their Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station.

Final Environmental Impact Statement for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ Proposed Near Surface Disposal Facility

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has submitted an application to amend its nuclear research and test establishment operating licence for the Chalk River Laboratories site to authorize the constructcion of the proposed near-surface disposal facility for low-level radioactive waste (“NSDF”). CELA submitted an intervention to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission commenting on the adequacy of CNL’s final Environmental Impact Statement for the NSDF and opposing the licencen amendment request. The hearing will begin on May 31, 2022 and the public is invited to watch.

Comments on NB Power’s Request for 25-Year Nuclear Operating Licence

The licence for a nuclear plant on the Bay of Fundy is set to expire and the operator, NB Power, is asking for an unprecedented 25-year licence renewal. The Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick (CRED-NB) and CELA submitted a joint intervention to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission opposing the licence request.The hearing will occur on May 11 and 12, 2022 and the public is invited to watch.