Small nuclear project will require full environmental review

 By John Chilibeck  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The provincial government says NB Power will have to apply for a full environmental review to build a small nuclear reactor at Point Lepreau, a job that will be chiefly done by a private company. The comprehensive environmental impact assessment allows more opportunities for the public and First Nations to give feedback. “The technology behind small nuclear reactors is new and that is why it is important to have such a thorough review,” said Gary Crossman, the environment minister, in a news release last Thursday. ARC Clean Technology Inc. wants to build a small modular reactor on NB Power’s property, which already houses the much bigger Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station, just west of Saint John. “The comprehensive review does not affect our…

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