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SNC-Lavalin and Holtec team up on SMR development

New Nuclear

18 July 2017

SMR-160_(Holtec)_48The USA's Holtec International has signed a teaming agreement with Canada's SNC-Lavalin to collaborate in the development of Holtec's SMR-160 small modular reactor.

Canadian government called on to reaffirm nuclear support

Nuclear Policies

16 June 2017

Bruce_B_turbine_hall_(Bruce_Power)-48A cross-party committee has called on the Canadian government to reaffirm its long-standing support for the nuclear sector, including the commercialisation of small modular reactors. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources made its recommendations in a report, The nuclear sector at a crossroads: Fostering innovation and energy security for Canada and the world, which it tabled before the government on 9 June.

CNL invites input on SMR technology

New Nuclear

02 June 2017

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories yesterday launched a request for expressions of interest in small modular reactors (SMRs). The nuclear science and technology organisation aims to demonstrate the commercial viability of SMR technology by 2026.

Canada narrows repository site search

Waste and Recycling

26 June 2017

The communities of Central Huron and White River will no longer be considered as a potential host for a deep geological repository for Canada's used nuclear fuel, the Nuclear Waste Management Organisation has announced. The NWMO is working to identify an acceptable site for the repository under a long-term process called Adaptive Phase Management. In 2010 it launched a two-phase preliminary assessment process to narrow down study areas from a list of communities that had registered interest.

Bruce B implements OSART recommendations

Regulation and Safety

05 June 2017

Bruce B aerial - 48Canada's Bruce B nuclear power plant has made significant progress in implementing the safety improvement recommendations of a 2015 International Atomic Energy Agency Operational Safety Review Team, a follow-up mission has confirmed.

Licence renewal for Canadian waste facility

Waste and Recycling

01 June 2017

WWMF - 48The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has renewed the operating licence for Ontario Power Generation's Western Waste Management Facility until 31 May 2027. Meanwhile, OPG has responded to requests for information from the federal government about its proposed Deep Geologic Repository for the permanent disposal of low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste from its nuclear power plants.