05 August 2007

NB studying 1000 MW nuke at Lepreau

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited will conduct a study - at its own expense - of installing a second 1,000 megawatt nuclear powered electricity generator at Point Lepreau.

The project would establish new Brunswick as an energy hub of Eastern North America, according to New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham and would produce 400 long-term jobs.

It appears the power would be for export into the United States.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Stephen Harper seems to be focussing on New Brunswick as the only province in Atlantic Canada where he might shore up his party's crumbling support in Atlantic Canada.

(h/t to Dulse and Fog for the Point Lepreau story)