I was very pleased to see this report in the papers today. I have always been a proponent of nuclear power and despite what some naysayers have said, I think the province can make a lot of cash off of the U.S. energy demand which cannot be met with either pollution or nuclear plants both of which are unacceptable to the sensibilities of those who will consume the power. Thus we build the plant, they get power and everybody wins.
The report indicates that New Brunswick still has a chance to be the first one to build the next generation of CANDU, something I thought we had lost when Lord was dithering on the subject over the last years. I suspect that AECL will be eager to give us a bit of a discount if we are the pilot.
UPDATE: This has now been officially announced.