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Doug Ford quietly extends life of controversial 49-year-old Pickering nuclear plant - 2020-01-13

F94.png Doug Ford quietly extends life of controversial 49-year-old Pickering nuclear plant January 13, 2020, Robert Benzie, Toronto Star

Premier Doug Ford is extending the life of the Pickering nuclear station beyond its planned 2024 closure, the Star has learned.

The Ontario Power Generation (OPG) facility — in the news after provincial emergency officials accidentally sent out a false alarm during a test of the alert system Sunday — will operate until at least 2025.

Opened in 1971, it employs 4,500 people and generates 14 per cent of Ontario's electricity from six nuclear reactors. Two other reactors there have been shut down for 22 years.

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{{cite news | first = Robert | last = Benzie | title = Doug Ford quietly extends life of controversial 49-year-old Pickering nuclear plant | url = https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2020/01/13/investigation-into-pickering-nuclear-alert-will-be-made-public.html | work = Toronto Star | date = January 13, 2020 | accessdate = January 14, 2020 }}