Waste Concerns

One activist calls the waste site at the Bruce nuclear plant “A terrorist’s dream come true“. And if the CNSC grants OPG special status for the Western Waste Management Facility, says another, its like guaranteeing the Canadian public will pick up the tab for any accident at the site. (CP … Continue reading

Bruce Power fails to satisfy commission

Bruce Power appeared before the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and failed to satisfy the regulator of its ability to meet the fiscal commitments of its license to operate the Bruce nuclear facility. Bruce Power fails to satisfy commission Emergency ‘shutdown’ money in question By STEVEN CHASE AND PAUL WALDIE Friday, … Continue reading

BE bailout announced

A British Energy press release (PDF) today announced a bailout from the British government of about a Billion $ Canadian. The funds are to provide BE with working capital until Sept. 27. The move comes after a weekend of press coverage of British Energy’s financial plight in the Toronto Star … Continue reading

Short circuit

Sep. 8, 01:00 EDT – Toronto Star Editorial Only two years ago when British Energy PLC took over effective control of the Bruce nuclear facility, the Scotland-based company was riding high. It was strong and it was solvent. But then came last week’s bombshell: British Energy announced that unless it … Continue reading

Bruce woes threaten power drop

By PAUL WALDIE Saturday, September 7, 2002 – Print Edition, Page B3 British Energy PLC’s financial problems could cause electricity shortages in Ontario next year and drive up power prices for consumers, analysts warn. British Energy owns 82.4 per cent of Bruce Power LP, which runs eight nuclear reactors in … Continue reading

Regulator warns Bruce Power

Regulator warns Bruce Power Orders financial guarantee from British Energy unit or reactors may be shut down By PAUL WALDIE With files from Bloomberg and Reuters Friday, September 6, 2002 – Print Edition, Page B1 Canada’s nuclear regulator has ordered the operator of Ontario’s Bruce nuclear station to provide a … Continue reading