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Next major phase of Darlington refurbishment begins

Ontario Power Generation begins removing key components of the Unit 2 reactor.


Ontario Power Generation begins the next phase of Darlington Nuclear’s refurbishment. Photo: OPG

TORONTO — The refurbishment of the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station is starting its next major phase: the removal of Unit 2 reactor components of, says Ontario Power Generation (OPG).

This phase will continue to June 2018 and will involve removing components such as end fittings, pressure tubes and calandria tubes. OPG says work is 40% complete with the defuelling and separation of the unit from the rest of the station, to prepre the reactor for disassembly.

OPG says the Darlington project and the subsequent operation of the station for 30 years will have add $90 billion to Ontario’s economy, and create 14,000 jobs per year to 2055.

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