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Framework for Candu reactor refurbishment


07 October 2016

Preston Swafford and Mike Rencheck, October 2016 (SNC-Lavalin) 94x48Bruce Power has signed a framework agreement with SNC-Lavalin for work worth up to CAD 400 million ($300 million) as it prepares for a major program of reactor refurbishment.

Canada and China team up on AFCR


23 September 2016

SNC Lavalin-CNNC-SEC September 2016 - 48An agreement in principle to form a new joint venture to develop, market and construct the Advanced Fuel Candu Reactor has been signed by Canada's SNC-Lavalin, China National Nuclear Corporation and Shanghai Electric. The reactor reuses used fuel from light water reactors.

Pre-refurbishment work to start at Bruce 7


13 September 2016

Bruce B aerial - 48After breaking its own record with 487 days of continuous operation, Bruce 7 has been taken off line for a planned maintenance outage including life-extension activities to prepare the unit for refurbishment.

Darlington refurbishment cuts future carbon footprint


06 October 2016

Darlington_aerial_(OPG)-48Continued operation of Ontario Power Generation's Darlington nuclear power station following its refurbishment will save the emission of 297 million tonnes of carbon dioxide over the period from 2024 to 2055, an independent report has found.

Report warns of medical isotopes shortage in USA

Regulation and Safety

14 September 2016

The current supply of molybdenum-99 and technetium-99m is sufficient to meet domestic and global demand, but changes to the supply chain before year-end could lead to severe shortages and impact the delivery of medical care, according to a new report by the USA's National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Low emissions from Canadian uranium mining

Energy and Environment

09 September 2016

Sparks-Parker-McNaughton_(Fedoruk_Centre)-48Uranium mining and milling contribute only a small amount to nuclear energy's already low greenhouse gas emissions, the first comprehensive life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions produced from Canadian uranium mining operations has found.