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Canadian companies collaborate to secure isotope supplies

Regulation and Safety

08 November 2016

Bruce_cobalt_harvesting_(Bruce_Power)-48Canada's Bruce Power and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to ensure the continued long-term supply of cobalt-60 by expanding production to the Darlington and Bruce A plants.

Framework for Candu reactor refurbishment

Corporate

07 October 2016

Preston Swafford and Mike Rencheck, October 2016 (SNC-Lavalin) 94x48Bruce Power has signed a framework agreement with SNC-Lavalin for work worth up to CAD 400 million ($300 million) as it prepares for a major program of reactor refurbishment.

Canada and China team up on AFCR

Corporate

23 September 2016

SNC Lavalin-CNNC-SEC September 2016 - 48An agreement in principle to form a new joint venture to develop, market and construct the Advanced Fuel Candu Reactor has been signed by Canada's SNC-Lavalin, China National Nuclear Corporation and Shanghai Electric. The reactor reuses used fuel from light water reactors.

Canadian design review for StarCore HTGR

New Nuclear

08 November 2016

StarCore_artists_impression_(StarCore)-48Canadian reactor designer StarCore Nuclear has applied to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to begin the vendor design review process for its Generation IV high temperature gas reactor (HTGR).

Darlington refurbishment cuts future carbon footprint

Corporate

06 October 2016

Darlington_aerial_(OPG)-48Continued operation of Ontario Power Generation's Darlington nuclear power station following its refurbishment will save the emission of 297 million tonnes of carbon dioxide over the period from 2024 to 2055, an independent report has found.

Report warns of medical isotopes shortage in USA

Regulation and Safety

14 September 2016

The current supply of molybdenum-99 and technetium-99m is sufficient to meet domestic and global demand, but changes to the supply chain before year-end could lead to severe shortages and impact the delivery of medical care, according to a new report by the USA's National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.