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Bruce Power pulls nuclear plant application to consider other Alberta site

This piece of news represents a small but impressive victory for the townspeople and farmers who have opposed the Peace River site very firmly and effectively.

Congratulations to them!

THE CANADIAN PRESS

PEACE RIVER, Alta. - Bruce Power has pulled its application to build a nuclear power plant west of Peace River, Alberta, but the company says it isnt going away.

In a letter to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Bruce Power said it wants to investigate a second site 30 kilometres north of the community.

Bruce Power officials say they are looking at the new site because some area residents feel the first proposal is too close to Lac Cardinal.

The company, which is owned by Cameco Corp. (TSX:CCO), TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) and other partners, plans to make a decision on where to apply to build up to four nuclear units before the summer.

If approved, the power plants would generate electricity for sale in Alberta and for export.

In November, Bruce Power announced it is also considering building a nuclear plant in Saskatchewan.

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