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Saskatchewan includes SMRs in growth plan

Saskatchewan includes SMRs in growth plan

Saskatchewan has identified the reduction of carbon emissions from electricity generation and development of small modular reactor technology amongst its goals for growth. The province could have its first operational SMR by the middle of the 2030s, according to a newly released provincial roadmap.
 

Nuclear Policies 15 November 2019


Fuel loading begins at Canada's Darlington unit 2

Fuel loading begins at Canada's Darlington unit 2

Fuel loading has begun at Darlington 2, Ontario Power Generation has announced. The refurbishment of Darlington 3 is now expected to start in the second quarter of 2020 as the company applies lessons learned during the refurbishment of unit 2.

Corporate 13 November 2019


Canada completes second borehole for used fuel management

Canada completes second borehole for used fuel management

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation has finished drilling a second borehole at a site near Ignace in Ontario, as part of ongoing investigations to identify a suitable site for long-term management of the country's used nuclear fuel.
 
 

Waste & Recycling 28 October 2019


Canadian breakthrough in radioisotope production

Canadian breakthrough in radioisotope production

Two Canadian research organisations have completed the first joint production run of actinium-225 (Ac-225), one of the rarest medical radioisotopes in the world. The high-purity isotope was produced using a high-energy cyclotron at the TRIUMF particle accelerator centre in Vancouver and processed at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' (CNL) Chalk River laboratories in Ontario.

Regulation & Safety 25 October 2019


Viewpoint: The climate crisis demands a role for nuclear

Viewpoint: The climate crisis demands a role for nuclear

Renewable energy must join forces with nuclear to secure a low-carbon future, writes John Gorman, president and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association, and formerly chief executive of the Canadian Solar Industries Association. "I never thought I would become a passionate champion for nuclear energy. But after 20 years of advocating for renewable energy, I've overcome the misconceptions I had in the past and I am convinced by the evidence we can’t fight climate change without nuclear."

Perspectives 28 October 2019


International collaboration secures radioisotope supplies

International collaboration secures radioisotope supplies

Research reactors in Canada and the Netherlands will work together to create a dual supply of the medical isotope iodine-125, McMaster University and NRG have announced. The collaboration is a response to a worldwide shortage of the product in 2017.
 

Regulation & Safety 15 October 2019


CNL charts path to microgrids, the 'Holiest Grail' in clean energy

CNL charts path to microgrids, the 'Holiest Grail' in clean energy

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is working towards the future of nuclear by enhancing existing technology; developing advanced technologies, such as small modular reactors; and assessing how all low-carbon technologies can be integrated within 'microgrids', CNL President and CEO Mark Lesinski said today. The use of hydrogen for microgrids is CNL's "highest aspiration, the Holiest Grail", he told delegates at the International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power being held this week at the International Atomic Energy Agency's headquarters in Vienna.

New Nuclear 09 October 2019


ARC-100 passes Canadian pre-licensing milestone

ARC-100 passes Canadian pre-licensing milestone

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has completed the first phase of a vendor design review of ARC Nuclear Canada's ARC-100 small modular reactor. The design is the third advanced reactor to complete the first phase of the CNSC's regulatory pre-licensing review.

Regulation & Safety 02 October 2019


Canadian technology offers Fukushima tritium option

Canadian technology offers Fukushima tritium option

Laker TRF Ltd says its water detritiation technology could provide "cost-effective and reliable" detritiation for light water applications, such as contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and fusion power reactors, such as ITER.

Corporate 27 September 2019


Defuelling completed at Canadian research reactor

Defuelling completed at Canadian research reactor

Ahead of its decommissioning, the low-enriched uranium fuel has been removed from the Saskatchewan Research Council's Slowpoke-2 research reactor in Saskatoon and transported to the USA.

Waste & Recycling 27 September 2019