Nuke Power still on the table in Alberta Peace

Those in this region with concerns about nuclear power plants operating in their back yard, should know that Alberta’s still open to nuclear power plants.

Alberta Energy Minister Mel Knight says consultations and a recent phone survey of Albertans, suggest two-thirds of them are also O-K with the idea.


However, he promises there will be stringent criteria for builders and no preferential treatment.

Ontario-based Bruce Power, which has been exploring building a nuclear facility near Peace River, says it will now look seriously at putting in a bid for a site license.