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Viewpoint: The nuclear industry’s need for harmonisation

Viewpoint: The nuclear industry’s need for harmonisation

International collaboration and initiatives to harmonise the regulatory process for new nuclear are of fundamental importance to the safe and successful deployment of small modular reactors across the world, with positive steps already being taken, says Ramzi Jammal, executive vice-president and chief regulatory operations officer for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. He was speaking at the fourth CORDEL regional workshop held in Lyon.

Perspectives 27 May 2022


Canadian MoUs advance microreactor deployment

Canadian MoUs advance microreactor deployment

Westinghouse and the Saskatchewan Research Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on a project to locate an eVinci microreactor in Saskatchewan, while an MoU between McMaster University, Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) and Global First Power will further examine the feasibility of deploying USNC's Micro Modular Reactor at the university or an affiliated site.
 

New Nuclear 19 May 2022


Idemitsu exits Cigar Lake joint venture

Idemitsu exits Cigar Lake joint venture

Cameco and Orano announced they have reached agreement with Idemitsu Canada Resources Ltd to acquire Idemitsu's 7.875% stake in the Cigar Lake Joint Venture, owner of the Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, Canada.

Uranium & Fuel 11 May 2022


Bruce A begins vacuum building outage

Bruce A begins vacuum building outage

All four of the Candu units that make up the Bruce A generating station in Canada have been taken offline for periodic inspection and maintenance work on the plant's vacuum building in a once-in-12-years outage that has been years in the planning.

Corporate 10 May 2022


Cameco promises patience as uranium market realigns

Cameco promises patience as uranium market realigns

It will maintain a balanced and disciplined approach to supply decisions in the early stages of a security of supply-driven market transition, CEO Tim Gitzel said in the Canadian company's quarterly results webinar. The company is on track to restart its Canadian operations but is delaying deliveries from its Kazakh operations until a new shipping route is finalised.

Uranium & Fuel 05 May 2022


Uranium miners ready to meet market needs, WNFC hears

Uranium miners ready to meet market needs, WNFC hears

The global uranium market has not yet been impacted by recent geopolitical events, speakers from uranium suppliers said during a session of World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2022 in London. However, they agreed that the longer-term future is uncertain but the industry can bring capacity online to avoid any shortages.

Uranium & Fuel 27 April 2022


OPG, TVA partner to advance SMRs

OPG, TVA partner to advance SMRs

Ontario Power Generation  and the Tennessee Valley Authority have announced plans to work together to develop advanced nuclear technology including small modular reactors in both Canada and the USA, creating a North American energy hub.

Corporate 20 April 2022


Fermi Energia to cooperate with Canadian firm

Fermi Energia to cooperate with Canadian firm

Ontario Power Generation's wholly-owned subsidiary Laurentis Energy Partners and Estonia's Fermi Energia have signed a cooperation agreement to develop a construction programme for small modular reactors in Estonia.

New Nuclear 13 April 2022


Canadian waste organisation completes borehole programme

Canadian waste organisation completes borehole programme

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organization has completed its deep borehole drilling programme to understand the subsurface geology in the two areas that will potentially host a deep geological repository for the nation's used nuclear fuel. The programme will help inform the final selection of a site.

Waste & Recycling 08 April 2022


Canadian companies collaborate to advance nuclear technology

Canadian companies collaborate to advance nuclear technology

Bruce Power and Ontario Power Generation have agreed to work together to support new nuclear technologies in Ontario. Building from shared experiences with their existing Candu fleets, the companies plan to collaborate on regulatory strategies and other enablers for a new nuclear fleet, as well as evaluating potential opportunities for the future deployment of small modular reactors and other new nuclear technologies.

Corporate 07 April 2022