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Update on Milltown Decommissioning Project


Fredericton, N.B. – Yesterday, a temporary earthen cofferdam that was in the process of being removed as part of the Milltown Generating Station decommissioning was compromised due to heightened water flows resulting from unusually mild weather and high precipitation. As a result, the earthen cofferdam eroded and was washed away. 

In line with our unwavering commitment to safety and the environment, NB Power has taken immediate action to address the situation. Work at the site was suspended, ensuring the safety of our team, the public, and the surrounding communities.  There were no injuries.

There is no risk of flooding due to this incident and a dedicated team from NB Power and its contractor, Pennecon, has secured the site and is actively monitoring the situation.

NB Power is collaborating with regulatory agencies on both sides of the international border to provide information as it becomes available and will be conducting a comprehensive third-party investigation.

NB Power remains steadfast in its commitment to conducting decommissioning activities with the highest standards of safety, environmental responsibility, and community well-being.

MEDIA CONTACT: Dominique Couture at 506-377-8057 or