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Ontario extends Pickering operations

Ontario extends Pickering operations

The Government of Ontario has announced its support for the continued operation of Ontario Power Generation's Pickering plant beyond its previously planned closure date. It has also told the company to reassess the feasibility of refurbishing four of the site's six units, which could enable them to operate for a further 30 years.

Energy & Environment 30 September 2022


Canadian review of eVinci design begins

Canadian review of eVinci design begins

Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a service agreement with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, initiating a pre-licensing vendor design review of its eVinci microreactor design.

Regulation & Safety 28 September 2022


Microsoft to procure clean energy credits from OPG

Microsoft to procure clean energy credits from OPG

Microsoft Canada is to procure Clean Energy Credits sourced from Ontario Power Generation's carbon-free hydro and nuclear assets as part of Microsoft's efforts to power its datacentres with carbon-free energy. The CEC purchase agreement is a "first" for both companies.

Corporate 27 September 2022


SaskPower selects two potential sites for SMR deployment

SaskPower selects two potential sites for SMR deployment

Canadian utility SaskPower has identified two areas in the province of Saskatchewan - Estevan and Elbow - for further study to determine the feasibility of hosting a small modular reactor.

New Nuclear 21 September 2022


Former uranium mine properties released by regulator

Former uranium mine properties released by regulator

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has amended Cameco's waste facility operating licence for the decommissioned Beaverlodge mine and mill site in northern Saskatchewan as the company prepares for the transfer of 18 properties at the legacy site to provincial control.

Uranium & Fuel 15 September 2022


Milestone reached as Darlington refurbishment is ahead of schedule

Milestone reached as Darlington refurbishment is ahead of schedule

Fuel channel installation has been completed at Darlington unit 3, and the unit is now expected to return to service by late 2023 - several months earlier than planned - Ontario Power Generation has announced. The unit is the second of four Darlington units to undergo a mid-life overhaul.

Corporate 16 August 2022


One-year delay in Canadian repository site selection

One-year delay in Canadian repository site selection

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organization has said that, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it now does not expect to identify a preferred site for a deep geological repository until late-2024. It had previously expected to make the decision next year.

Waste & Recycling 15 August 2022


Terrestrial Energy to work with Alberta on SMR commercialisation

Terrestrial Energy to work with Alberta on SMR commercialisation

A Memorandum of Understanding between the nuclear technology company and Invest Alberta supports commercialisation of Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor with a focus on reducing emissions in the oil and gas, and petrochemical industries.

New Nuclear 12 August 2022


Final permits in place for Phoenix ISL field test

Final permits in place for Phoenix ISL field test

Denison Mines Corp is now fully permitted to recover a uranium-bearing solution from the Phoenix ore body at the Wheeler River project in northern Saskatchewan. The feasibility field test will be a first-of-its-kind test and will help de-risk the planned in-situ leach uranium mining operation.
 

Uranium & Fuel 10 August 2022


Cameco uranium production forecast unchanged despite delays

Cameco uranium production forecast unchanged despite delays

First production from the McArthur River mine and Key Lake mill is expected by the end of the year despite some delays encountered in bringing the operation back from care and maintenance. Uranium shipments from its Inkai joint venture in Kazakhstan are on hold until an alternative shipping route is finalised.

Uranium & Fuel 28 July 2022