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Chalk River laboratory request for proposals issued


20 March 2018

Chalk_River_vision_2_(CNL)-48Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has issued a request for proposals for the design and construction of a CAD370 million (USD283 million) laboratory research complex that will be the largest single capital investment in the CAD1.2 billion revitalisation of its Chalk River site.

Canada begins SMR strategy roadmap

New Nuclear

27 February 2018

Canada has launched a process to prepare a roadmap to explore the potential of on- and off-grid applications for small modular reactor (SMR) technology. The roadmap will help position Canada to become a global leader in the emerging SMR market, according to Natural Resources Canada.

More SMR vendor design reviews for CNSC

Regulation and Safety

20 February 2018

eVinci_micro_reactor_(Westinghouse)-48The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is to conduct pre-licensing vendor design reviews (VDR) of small modular reactor designs from NuScale Power and Westinghouse Electric Company. The reviews of the NuScale SMR and Westinghouse's eVinci micro reactor will incorporate the first two phases of the VDR process.

Bruce Power partners in climate change study

Energy and Environment

13 March 2018

Bruce B aerial - 48Ontario's Bruce Power has partnered with the Council of the Great Lakes Region to conduct a three-year study of the impact of climate change on the region. The study will investigate the impacts on the region's ecosystems as well as corporate action to tackle climate change locally and regionally.

UK nuclear laboratory to review Canadian research

Waste and Recycling

26 February 2018

NWMO_used_fuel_canister_(NNL-NWMO)-48The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory is to carry out an expert peer review of a Canadian research programme on microbiologically influenced corrosion of canisters that will be used to dispose of used nuclear fuel. The NNL has been contracted by Canada's National Waste Management Organisation to review its work on the potential for corrosion of the copper-clad canisters.

Green light for next Darlington refurbishment


19 February 2018

Darlington_3_refurb_permission_(OPG)-48Ontario Power Generation can proceed with the refurbishment of Darlington unit 3 after receiving the go-ahead from the province's Ministry of Energy. Refurbishment of Darlington unit 2 has now passed the half-way mark.