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Recovering the safety margin of nuclear reactors

Regulation and Safety

25 April 2016

Age is no barrier to prolonging the operation of nuclear power plants thanks to technological advances that could not have been predicted by reactor designers working decades ago. That was the conclusion of nuclear industry leaders at a conference hosted recently by EDF Energy and the World Association of Nuclear Operators in London.

Further studies for Ontario repository

Waste and Recycling

18 April 2016

Ontario Power Generation has formally informed the Canadian government that it will complete further studies on its proposed deep geologic repository for low- and intermediate-level nuclear wastes by the end of the year.

Canada chooses to share IAEA security report

Regulation and Safety

11 April 2016

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has made available the International Atomic Energy Agency's final report on an International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission to Canada last year. The mission concluded that Canada has a mature and well-established nuclear security regime.

Cameco scales back uranium production

Uranium and Fuel

22 April 2016

Rabbit_Lake_(Cameco)-48Cameco is suspending production at the Rabbit Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, curtailing production at its US uranium operations, and reducing production at McArthur River/Key Lake in response to market conditions, the company announced yesterday.

Court dismisses appeal against Darlington refurbishment


15 April 2016

Darlington_(OPG)-48Canada's Federal Court of Appeal has unanimously dismissed a judicial review of the environmental assessment (EA) for Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) planned refurbishment of the Darlington nuclear power plant. The lawsuit was brought by groups led by Greenpeace Canada.

Contract for decommissioning Canadian Slowpoke

Waste and Recycling

07 April 2016

University of Alberta Slowpoke reactor - 48SNC-Lavalin subsidiary Candu Energy has been awarded a contract by the University of Alberta to lead the decommissioning of its Safe Low Power Kritical Experiment (Slowpoke) research reactor.