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Canadian partnership announces SMR fuel research

Canadian partnership announces SMR fuel research

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has agreed to collaborate with USNC-Power, a subsidiary of Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC), on research in support of USNC's Micro Modular Reactor. The project will also include preliminary activities to explore the feasibility of siting a manufacturing facility for USNC's fuel at CNL's Chalk River campus.
 

New Nuclear 27 February 2020


GE Hitachi submits SMR design for Canadian review

GE Hitachi submits SMR design for Canadian review

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has made its first submittals to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for the vendor design review of its BWRX-300 small modular reactor. The submittals are for the combined first two phases of the three-phase process and address eight of the 19 VDR focus areas.

New Nuclear 27 February 2020


Canadian partnership launches electric vehicle charging network

Canadian partnership launches electric vehicle charging network

Ontario Power Generation and Hydro One have launched a new company, Ivy Charging Network, which plans to install a new network of fast-chargers for electric vehicles in Ontario by the end of 2021. The Canadian government is investing CAD8 million (USD6 million) in the project which it says will help the transition to a clean energy future.

Energy & Environment 18 February 2020


Canada, USA complete used fuel return

Canada, USA complete used fuel return

A campaign to move used highly enriched uranium fuel from Canada to the USA, which began in 2015, has been completed a year ahead of schedule, the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited have announced.

Waste & Recycling 13 February 2020


Cameco optimistic about uranium market

Cameco optimistic about uranium market

Cameco is optimistic about the long-term fundamentals of the uranium market and expects to buy 20-22 million pounds U3O8 (7693-8462 tU) this year - mostly from the spot market - to meet its committed deliveries. That's 1-3 million pounds more than in 2019, CEO Tim Gitzel said during his presentation of the Canadian uranium producer's financial and operating results on 7 February. The spot market however is underperforming on weak demand, he said.

Corporate 11 February 2020


Speech: Regulatory harmonisation for SMRs 

Speech: Regulatory harmonisation for SMRs 

Regulators must explore the possibility of harmonising international requirements for advanced and small modular reactor design evaluation and licensing, Rumina Velshi, president and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, told delegates at the Advanced Reactors Summit VII held in Knoxville, Tennessee yesterday. In August last year, Velshi and US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Christine Svinicki signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to expand the agencies' cooperation on activities associated with advanced reactor and SMR technologies.

Perspectives 12 February 2020


OPG to explore alternatives to deep geologic repository

OPG to explore alternatives to deep geologic repository

Ontario Power Generation said it remains committed to seeking safe and permanent disposal of nuclear waste after the members of Saugeen Ojibway Nation voted not to support plans for a deep geologic repository for low and intermediate-level waste at the Bruce nuclear site. OPG said in 2013 that it would not build the DGR without the support of the First Nation.

Waste & Recycling 03 February 2020


SNC-Lavalin wins contracts to support Bruce programme

SNC-Lavalin wins contracts to support Bruce programme

Bruce Power has awarded SNC-Lavalin wholly-owned subsidiary Candu Energy Inc three contracts worth a total of CAD34 million (USD26 million) for projects in support of the Major Component Replacement programme at the Bruce nuclear power plant. They include fuel channel and feeder replacement detailed designs for Bruce units 3 and 4, and a seismic margin assessment of the Ontario site.
 

Corporate 31 January 2020


New simulator commissioned at Bruce plant

New simulator commissioned at Bruce plant

Bruce Power has completed a training simulator at its Bruce nuclear power plant in Ontario, Canada, that will be used to train and test certified operators to extend the operation of the plant to 2064. The simulator complements the existing simulators at the site and uses state-of-the-art software modelling and analytical-based computer codes.

Corporate 29 January 2020


Land access agreed for Canadian repository studies

Land access agreed for Canadian repository studies

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation has signed agreements with landowners in South Bruce, Ontario to allow access to land for studies at a potential location for a deep geological repository.

Waste & Recycling 27 January 2020