Throne speech promise of nuclear reactor revenue does not add up

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The Higgs government formalized its support for the development of new nuclear reactors (so-called small modular nuclear reactors, SMRs) in New Brunswick. The throne speech claimed: “If New Brunswick can develop advanced SMRs right here at home and achieve just 1 per cent of the estimated Canadian market, it would mean $190 million in annual direct and indirect impacts to New Brunswick.” The numbers don’t add up.

Read the story by Susan O’Donnell in the NB Media Co-op.

Author: CRED-NB

Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick