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X-energy makes Canadian SMR review submission

X-energy makes Canadian SMR review submission

US company X-energy has initiated a Vendor Design Review for its Xe-100 small modular reactor design with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. Kinetrics will lead X-energy’s Canadian regulatory affairs and licensing efforts.

New Nuclear 11 August 2020


Alberta to explore SMR development

Alberta to explore SMR development

Alberta is to join three other Canadian provinces to support the development of small modular reactors, its premier Jason Kenney has announced. SMRs could provide energy for on and off-grid communities as well as steam to industry, including Alberta's oil sands, he said.

New Nuclear 10 August 2020


Canadian uranium production set for September restart

Canadian uranium production set for September restart

Cameco and Orano Canada have announced plans to restart operations at the Cigar Lake uranium mine and the McClean Lake mill. Cameco will restart mine operations at the beginning of September, and Orano expects to be processing uranium by the middle of the month.

Uranium & Fuel 30 July 2020


Denison resumes ISL work at Phoenix

Denison resumes ISL work at Phoenix

Denison Mines has resumed in situ leach field testing activities at the high-grade Phoenix deposit at Wheeler River in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. All operating procedures have been adapted to incorporate physical distancing and enhanced hygiene protocols to comply with COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

Uranium & Fuel 28 July 2020


OPG launches centre to support sustainable decommissioning

OPG launches centre to support sustainable decommissioning

Ontario Power Generation has launched the Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability to support preparations for the decommissioning of the Pickering nuclear power plant. The regional hub will integrate collaboration and research to strengthen Ontario's supply chain for nuclear decommissioning.

Waste & Recycling 23 July 2020


New Canadian radioisiotope partnerships announced

New Canadian radioisiotope partnerships announced

A newly signed Memorandum of Understanding between Bruce Power, Isogen and BWXT ITG Canada Inc will see them work together to advance the production of medical radioisotopes in Ontario. Bruce has also signed an MoU with McMaster University on the applications and supply of established and emerging medical isotopes.

Regulation & Safety 22 July 2020


Green Ribbon Panel establishes guiding principles

Green Ribbon Panel establishes guiding principles

Canada's Green Ribbon Panel has developed four principles it believes are necessary to change the conversation around climate, energy and the economy. The panel - formed in February by a collection of environmental and economic leaders - will focus on the role nuclear with other technologies that anchor Canada's energy sector can play in fighting climate change and growing the economy at home and abroad.

Energy & Environment 15 July 2020


Candu unit sets North American operating record

Candu unit sets North American operating record

Darlington unit 1 has set a new Canadian and North American nuclear record with 895 consecutive days of unbroken operation. Ontario Power Generation's Candu reactor has now been online since 26 January 2018 without needing to be taken out of service for maintenance or repair.

Corporate 10 July 2020


OPG terminates environmental assessment process for repository

OPG terminates environmental assessment process for repository

Ontario Power Generation has formally withdrawn its site preparation and construction licence application for a deep geologic repository for low and intermediate-level waste at the Bruce nuclear site. It has also terminated the federal environmental assessment process for the repository.

Waste & Recycling 29 June 2020


Secretariat set up for Saskatchewan SMR deployment

Secretariat set up for Saskatchewan SMR deployment

The government of Saskatchewan has announced the establishment of an office to help in the planning and development of small modular reactors (SMR) in the Canadian province. It said the new office will "coordinate nuclear policy and programme work" within the Climate Change and Adaptation Division in the Ministry of Environment.

New Nuclear 25 June 2020