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First steam generator removed from Bruce 6

First steam generator removed from Bruce 6

The first steam generator has been removed from Bruce unit 6, marking a significant milestone in the Major Component Replacement project. The unit is the first of six which are to be refurbished as part of a programme to secure the operation of the eight-unit site in Ontario until 2064.
 

Corporate 27 July 2021


New uranium fund begins trading

New uranium fund begins trading

The newly created Sprott Physical Uranium Trust has begun trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange after Sprott Asset Management LP, a wholly owned subsidiary of precious metals and real assets investments company Sprott Inc, completed a previously announced transaction with Uranium Participation Corporation.

Uranium & Fuel 20 July 2021


GE commits to net zero, GEH creates SMR jobs

GE commits to net zero, GEH creates SMR jobs

General Electric has announced a commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, following a shareholder vote on an As You Sow resolution on 4 May. This target not only encompasses GE's operations but also includes its 'Scope 3' emissions from customers' use of the products it sells, including power generation equipment, which account for a significant portion of the company’s emissions. Meanwhile GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has announced the creation of 80 highly skilled jobs in Ontario to support the deployment of BWRX-300 small modular reactors in Canada and around the world.

Corporate 16 July 2021


Reactor disassembly work completed at Bruce 6

Reactor disassembly work completed at Bruce 6

Work has been completed to remove the internal components of the reactor at unit 6 of the Bruce nuclear power plant in Ontario. As part of a 48-month refurbishment project, replacement parts will be installed in the Candu reactor in order to extend the life of the unit by 40 years.

Corporate 15 July 2021


BWRX-300 deployment and commercialisation MoU signed

BWRX-300 deployment and commercialisation MoU signed

Cameco Corporation, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas have announced a Memorandum of Understanding to explore potential collaboration to advance the commercialisation and deployment of BWRX-300 small modular reactors in Canada and around the world.

New Nuclear 07 July 2021


Transformative muon technology deployed at McClean Lake

Transformative muon technology deployed at McClean Lake

The world's first cosmic-ray muon detector developed specifically for use in industry-standard boreholes, has been deployed at Orano's McClean Lake site in northern Saskatchewan where it will be used to image a uranium deposit. The technology developed by Canadian start-up company Ideon Technologies could transform mineral exploration.

Uranium & Fuel 07 July 2021


Cigar Lake to resume operation as wildfire risk passes

Cigar Lake to resume operation as wildfire risk passes

Workers are returning to the Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, Canada, ahead of its planned restart later this week, Cameco has announced. All non-essential personnel were evacuated last week from the site as a precaution due to the proximity of a nearby wildfire.

Uranium & Fuel 05 July 2021


Cameco evacuates Cigar Lake as wildfire precaution

Cameco evacuates Cigar Lake as wildfire precaution

Production at Cigar Lake has been suspended and Cameco is evacuating all non-essential personnel from the uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan as a precaution due to the proximity of a nearby wildfire. Some 230 workers are being transported off site, the company said yesterday, with about 80 essential personnel remaining on-site to maintain the facility in a safe state.

Uranium & Fuel 02 July 2021


Study highlights Bruce plant's emergency preparedness

Study highlights Bruce plant's emergency preparedness

Measures put in place at Canada's Bruce nuclear plant in the 10 years since the Fukushima Daiichi accident in Japan have made the site safer, stronger and better prepared to deal with even the most unlikely emergency, a new study has concluded. Emergency preparedness enhancements mean that off-site protective actions would not be required even in the most unlikely situation, the study by Kinectrics has found.

Regulation & Safety 01 July 2021


Canada and Ukraine forge closer industry links

Canada and Ukraine forge closer industry links

Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom and the Organisation of Canadian Nuclear Industries yesterday signed a Letter of Intent for further cooperation, which formalises previous agreements on the implementation of joint projects with Canadian companies in the nuclear energy sector. It followed the first meeting of Energoatom and OCNI representatives that took place on 4 February.
 

Corporate 30 June 2021