Point Lepreau taken offline for planned maintenance

The Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station is offline for the next four to five weeks for planned maintenance.

NB Power says staff will perform more than 5,000 "activities" with help from about 600 contractors and tradespeople from New Brunswick and beyond.

The work, which began Friday night, will involve equipment and systems on both the nuclear and conventional parts of the station.

NB Power says Point Lepreau produced about 44 per cent of the total net generation from utility generating stations last month.