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Decommissioning of Candu protoype moves forward

Waste and Recycling

01 December 2017

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has extended the deadline for public comments on Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' draft Environmental Impact Statement for decommissioning the country's first ever nuclear power reactor by two weeks to 13 February. The Nuclear Power Demonstration reactor was the prototype for the Candu reactor design.

Report outlines Ontario nuclear refurbishment benefits and risks

Nuclear Policies

22 November 2017

Bruce B aerial - 48A new report by Ontario's Financial Accountability Office has confirmed the province's plan to refurbish ten nuclear reactors at Bruce and Darlington, and extend the life of six reactors at Pickering, will provide the a long-term supply of relatively low-cost, low emissions electricity over the period to 2064.

Integrated Molten Salt Reactor passes pre-licensing milestone

New Nuclear

09 November 2017

IMSR_facility_(CC-BY-SA)-48The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has completed the first phase of a vendor design review of Terrestrial Energy Inc's Integrated Molten Salt Reactor. The design is the first advanced reactor to complete the first phase of the CNSC's regulatory pre-licensing review.

Revised schedule for Canadian repository

Waste and Recycling

27 November 2017

NSDF _outreach_October_2017_(CNSC)-48Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has requested an amended timeline for its Near Surface Disposal Facility project to allow sufficient time to respond to regulatory requests for technical information before submitting its final Environmental Impact Statement for the facility.

Drilling begins in Canadian repository search

Waste and Recycling

13 November 2017

NWMO_Ignace_borehole_studies_(NWMO)-48Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation has begun drilling the first borehole to obtain geological core samples, in its search for a potential deep repository for the long-term management of the country's used nuclear fuel.

Cameco to suspend McArthur River and Key Lake

Uranium and Fuel

09 November 2017

Cameco Corp will temporarily suspend production from the McArthur River mining and Key Lake milling operations in northern Saskatchewan by the end of January "due to continued uranium price weakness", the Canadian uranium producer announced yesterday. The duration of the suspension and temporary layoff of about 845 workers is expected to last 10 months, it said.