Energy & Power
Nuclear industry OK with Ontario’s commitment to refurbish reactors
By Anthony Capkun
October 15, 2013 – The Ontario government’s commitment to refurbish nuclear reactors is good news, says the Canadian Nuclear Association, though it acknowledges the industry’s disappointment with the province’s decision to defer its plan for two new reactors at the Darlington station due to lowered demand forecasts.
“Renewing the reactors at the Darlington and Bruce nuclear generating stations will mean thousands of jobs for Ontario,” said CNA president Heather Kleb. “It also means nuclear energy will provide another 25 to 30 years of safe, reliable and affordable power and offset huge amounts of greenhouse gas emissions.”
The CNA anticipates new reactors will be required in the future, said Kleb, bringing Ontario “further positive economic and environmental contributions”.