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OPG readies for fuel loading at Darlington 2

OPG readies for fuel loading at Darlington 2

Preparations are under way for fuel loading to begin at Ontario Power Generation's Darlington 2 which is currently undergoing a mid-life refurbishment - 30 years after the first fuel bundle was loaded into the unit.

Corporate 20 June 2019


IAEA assesses emergency preparedness in Canada

IAEA assesses emergency preparedness in Canada

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts yesterday concluded an 11-day mission to review Canada's preparedness and response arrangements for nuclear and radiological emergencies. An Emergency Preparedness Review is one of the peer reviews offered by the IAEA to strengthen nuclear safety in Member States.

Regulation & Safety 14 June 2019


CNL verification technology research published

CNL verification technology research published

A new use of neutron detectors for reactor monitoring and safeguards, developed by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd, could potentially be used for the independent verification of nuclear reactor activities and for monitoring the sealed cores of some small modular reactors.

Regulation & Safety 10 June 2019


EIA process begins for Wheeler River uranium project

EIA process begins for Wheeler River uranium project

The environmental impact assessment process for Denison Mines Corp's 90%-owned Wheeler River project has formally begun with the acceptance by Canadian national and provincial regulators of the project description for the proposed in-situ leach uranium and processing plant.
 

Uranium & Fuel 04 June 2019


Ocean studies test waste management materials

Ocean studies test waste management materials

A partnership between Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation and Ocean Networks Canada has carried out its first six-month underwater experiment to better understand the behaviour of elements of the engineered-barrier system it plans to use in a deep geological repository. Ocean Networks Canada is an oceanographic research and monitoring arm of the University of Victoria.

Waste & Recycling 28 May 2019


Canadian pre-licensing review starts for BWRX-300

Canadian pre-licensing review starts for BWRX-300

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has initiated a vendor design review by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for its BWRX-300 small modular reactor.

New Nuclear 22 May 2019


Darlington stator completes journey from Poland

Darlington stator completes journey from Poland

A critical component for the refurbishment of Ontario Power Generation's Darlington unit 3 has arrived at the reactor site. The stator, which will be installed in 2020, is the largest piece of equipment to arrive at Darlington since the plant's initial construction.

Corporate 13 May 2019


Cameco to increase spot market purchases

Cameco to increase spot market purchases

Cameco will ramp up its uranium purchasing strategy in 2019, and expects to take delivery of between 19 million and 21 million pounds U3O8 (7308-8078 tU) of purchased uranium this year to meet current 2019 sales commitments. About 60% of this is expected to come from the spot market.

Corporate 02 May 2019


New training facility ready for Bruce refurbishment

New training facility ready for Bruce refurbishment

The opening of a training facility signals an important step in mobilising Bruce Power's Major Component Replacement project, the Canadian company has announced. The work is due to begin at Bruce unit 6 early next year.

Corporate 29 April 2019


First reserves announced for Patterson Lake South

First reserves announced for Patterson Lake South

A prefeasibility study for Fission Uranium Corp's Patterson Lake South uranium property includes the first announcement of mineral reserves for the site in Canada's Athabasca Basin.

Uranium & Fuel 18 April 2019