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Troubles still plague Point Lepreau nuclear refurbishment

Atomic Energy of Canada has said it will be difficult to complete its refurbishment of the Point Lepreau nucle...


Atomic Energy of Canada has said it will be difficult to complete its refurbishment of the Point Lepreau nuclear reactor in New Brunswick on its revised schedule.
The $1.4-billion project has been running into problems since it started in 2008. The reactor was originally scheduled to be generating again by October 2009, but a revised target delayed its commissioning to October 2010.
The latest delays concern remotely inserting 380 new calandria tubes into the reactor.