Here is some of the recent news and comments made about our announcement for a third Clean Energy Park yesterday.
“AREVA Won’t Build a Prototype” from the New Brunswick Business Journal
Jacques Besnainou, chief executive officer of Areva Inc. in North America, was in Saint John Thursday to announce plans to examine the feasibility of building a reactor and creating a clean energy park here and sign a letter of intent with the province. He told the Telegraph-Journal that if the project ultimately goes forward, construction of a reactor will begin by around 2015. By that time, Areva will have completed third generation-plus reactors in Finland, France and China.
From the Telegraph Journal, Possible Lepreau 2 Good News, Say Business Groups
The prospect of a second nuclear reactor creating up to 8,500 direct and indirect jobs, investments in education and growth of the energy hub is good news for the region, business associations say. “We can see the lift that big projects have given to Saint John as a community,” said Mike Murphy, chairman of the Saint John Board of Trade.
“A project like this would bring additional jobs and wealth and prosperity to our community and help us sustain that core momentum,” he said.
From CBC News, AREVA, N.B. Reveal Nuclear Plans
“The New Brunswick government recognizes the integral role the energy sector has in growing our economy,” said [Premier Shawn] Graham in a media release.
“Although this announcement is just a first step, a project of this magnitude would create 8,500 direct and indirect jobs for New Brunswickers in all regions of our province.”