Pt. Lepreau licensing hearings

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is holding hearings into a license extension for Pt. Lepreau.

The commission’s staff is recommending the five year extension with a few conditions, although they believe the nuclear plant is adequately protecting the health and safety of the public now. It just wants it beefed up to even higher seismic standards to protect against large earthquakes.

Another hearing will be held here in May where intervenors can question NB Power officials.