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Decommissioning progress for unique Canadian reactor

Waste and Recycling

08 January 2018

Whiteshell_Reactor_1_schematic_(CNL)-48Canadian federal and provincial authorities have completed their technical assessment of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' draft environmental impact statement for the proposed in-situ decommissioning of Whiteshell Reactor 1.

Multi-agency safety exercise for Canadian plant

Regulation and Safety

13 December 2017

Pickering_safety_exercise_ExUC_(CNSC)-48Ontario Power Generation and over 30 partner organisations have completed Exercise Unified Control, a two-day, large-scale emergency preparedness exercise at the Pickering nuclear power plant. The exercise is part of the lead-up to the relicensing of the plant in 2018.

Revised schedule for Canadian repository

Waste and Recycling

27 November 2017

NSDF _outreach_October_2017_(CNSC)-48Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has requested an amended timeline for its Near Surface Disposal Facility project to allow sufficient time to respond to regulatory requests for technical information before submitting its final Environmental Impact Statement for the facility.

Provincial regulator sets OPG's nuclear budget


03 January 2018

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has published its decision on Ontario Power Generation's (OPG's) application regarding payments for regulated nuclear and hydropower output in 2017-2021. While approving budgets for the refurbishment and extended operation of reactors, the regulator called for OPG to cut costs.

Decommissioning of Candu protoype moves forward

Waste and Recycling

01 December 2017

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has extended the deadline for public comments on Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' draft Environmental Impact Statement for decommissioning the country's first ever nuclear power reactor by two weeks to 13 February. The Nuclear Power Demonstration reactor was the prototype for the Candu reactor design.

Report outlines Ontario nuclear refurbishment benefits and risks

Nuclear Policies

22 November 2017

Bruce B aerial - 48A new report by Ontario's Financial Accountability Office has confirmed the province's plan to refurbish ten nuclear reactors at Bruce and Darlington, and extend the life of six reactors at Pickering, will provide the a long-term supply of relatively low-cost, low emissions electricity over the period to 2064.