Canada’s Bruce Power to start up Unit 2 nuclear reactor

Tiverton, Ontario, Canada, March 16, 2012 — The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has given Bruce Power approval to power up its Unit 2 reactor.

This regulatory permission to remove reactor shutdown guarantees from Unit 2, which has been shut down for nearly 20 years, means it is now a live nuclear reactor and Bruce Power can complete final safety checks in preparation for synchronization to Ontario’s electricity grid.

The next step will be to synchronize Unit 2 to the Ontario electricity grid. The 750 MW unit will produce enough electricity to power about average Canadian 500,000 homes.

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