Planned maintenance outage at Point Lepreau

The Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station is gearing up for a planned maintenance outage in April.

Officials with NB Power say the outage is scheduled to begin on April 7, and work is expected to last for four to five weeks.

They say staff at the generating station will perform more than 5,000 activities with help from about 600 contractors and tradespeople.

Work will involve equipment and systems on both the nuclear and conventional parts of the station.