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Drilling begins in Canadian repository search

Waste and Recycling

13 November 2017

NWMO_Ignace_borehole_studies_(NWMO)-48Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation has begun drilling the first borehole to obtain geological core samples, in its search for a potential deep repository for the long-term management of the country's used nuclear fuel.

Cameco to suspend McArthur River and Key Lake

Uranium and Fuel

09 November 2017

Cameco Corp will temporarily suspend production from the McArthur River mining and Key Lake milling operations in northern Saskatchewan by the end of January "due to continued uranium price weakness", the Canadian uranium producer announced yesterday. The duration of the suspension and temporary layoff of about 845 workers is expected to last 10 months, it said.

Ontario outlines long-term energy plans

Nuclear Policies

30 October 2017

The government of Ontario has reconfirmed its support for the Canadian province's nuclear sector in its long-term energy roadmap. The plan focuses on energy affordability, innovation and customer choice in the province, which already generates over 90% of its electricity without producing greenhouse gases.

Integrated Molten Salt Reactor passes pre-licensing milestone

New Nuclear

09 November 2017

IMSR_facility_(CC-BY-SA)-48The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has completed the first phase of a vendor design review of Terrestrial Energy Inc's Integrated Molten Salt Reactor. The design is the first advanced reactor to complete the first phase of the CNSC's regulatory pre-licensing review.

Low-level waste only for Canadian repository

Waste and Recycling

02 November 2017

Only low-level radioactive waste will be disposed of in the planned Near Surface Disposal Facility at Chalk River, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has announced. CNL made the decision not to include intermediate-level waste after reviewing comments and concerns expressed during a public comment period on the facility's draft Environmental Impact Statement.

Countries update on waste management progress

Waste and Recycling

26 October 2017

Public_hearing_visit_to_Osthammar_(SKB)-48Parties to the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management - known as the Joint Convention - have submitted national reports detailing the steps they are taking to meet their commitments under the convention ahead of next year's review meeting. Sweden's submission reflects a particularly intensive licensing phase for its used fuel management programme.