Critics pan Alberta nuke plan

OTTAWA — Bruce Power’s ambitious plan to build nuclear reactors in Alberta is unlikely to find the customers it needs in the province’s booming oil sands sector, critics say.Bruce Power filed an application last week to build up to four reactors – at an estimated cost of $10-billion – in northwestern Alberta. The company will be looking to sign long-term power purchase agreements with oil sands producers in order to finance the project, chief executive officer Duncan Hawthorne said in an interview.

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