Canada's nuclear workers support Nanticoke option

NANTICOKE, ONTARIO - The Canadian Nuclear Workers Council (CNWC) announced its support for Bruce Power's project to consider two new nuclear units at Nanticoke. Once operational, the facility would mean 1,000 jobs for 60 years and significantly boost the long-term economic prospects of the region.

"Our council strongly supports Bruce Power's efforts to develop a nuclear option at Nanticoke. The region is ideally suited for new nuclear build because of existing transmission infrastructure, availability of skilled trades in the region and an interest by the community to progress the planning process," said Dave Shier, President of the Canadian Nuclear Workers Council.

Nuclear power currently produces 50% of Ontario's electricity. Transmission infrastructure in the Haldimand-Norfolk region has a capacity of approximately 4,000 MW. The CNWC has been involved in a number of public discussions on nuclear in the region over the past year. Last year, both councils in the region passed unanimous resolutions in support of progressing the Environmental Assessment process.

The Canadian Nuclear Workers Council (CNWC) is an organization of workers represented by unions or other employee groups working in various areas of Canada's nuclear industry, including electric power utilities, the uranium mining and processing industry and in nuclear research.


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