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NWMO broadens its international cooperation

Waste and Recycling

15 May 2018

NWMO-Nagra - May 2018 - 48Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has signed or renewed cooperation agreements with counterparts from five countries: Belgium, France, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. The organisation has previously signed such agreements with nuclear waste management organisations in Finland, South Korea and Japan.

Canada considers participation in Iter fusion project

New Nuclear

19 April 2018

Canada-Iter - April 2018 - 48Canada has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Iter Organisation to explore how Canada can participate in the project to construct the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. The fusion reactor - construction of which began in 2010 - is scheduled to achieve first plasma in 2025.

Council formed to support Canadian isotope production

Regulation and Safety

10 April 2018

Canadian science, health care and nuclear sector organisations have launched an initiative aiming to ensure the country remains a world leader in the production of medical isotopes following the final closure of the National Research Universal reactor. The Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council aims to raise awareness and support long-term policies at the domestic and international level.

Bruce Power signs advanced manufacturing contracts

Corporate

24 April 2018

Bruce B aerial - 48Bruce Power has signed CAD914 million (USD712 million) in advanced manufacturing contracts for its major component replacement that starts in 2020 and will allow the site to provide low-cost, carbon-free electricity to Ontario to 2064. Announcing the deals yesterday, Bruce Power said its Life-Extension Programme - which includes the MCRs on units 3-8 - remains on time and on budget.

Canada invites SMR vendors for demonstration unit

New Nuclear

18 April 2018

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has invited small modular reactor project proponents to evaluate the construction and operation of a demonstration SMR project at a site it manages. CNL aims to have a new SMR constructed on its Chalk River site by 2026.

Agreement to study SMR use in northern Ontario

New Nuclear

09 April 2018

Bruce-Mirarco-Laurentian Uni MOU - 48The use of small modular reactors (SMRs) for remote communities and mines in northern Ontario will be studied following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Bruce Power, Laurentian University and Mirarco Mining Innovation. The five-year, CAD1 million (USD786,000)  research agreement will create an Industrial Chair position at Mirarco.