2015-12

December 2015

India says closing in on Westinghouse deal to build 6 nuclear reactors

India expects to seal a contract with Westinghouse Electric Co LLC to build six nuclear reactors in the first half of next year, a senior government official said, in a sign its $150 billion dollar nu...

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New climate deal could boost nuclear energy

As the new global climate accord reached in Paris earlier this month emphasized the role of nuclear energy in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the state-run Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. hoste...

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Vermont Yankee fuel transfer brought forward

The company said that the accelerated start would provide an "even higher level of confidence" that the transfer of all fuel in the plant's used fuel pool to dry cask storage will be complet...

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Approval for four new Chinese reactors

China's State Council yesterday approved the construction of two more units at each of the Tianwan and Fangchenggang nuclear power plant sites. In an executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqia...

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PM Chretien touts virtues of atomic energy, Bruce Power during Kincardine visit

Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien said nuclear power will be integral in preventing the world’s temperature from rising. Chrétien mentioned the goal of preventing a 1.5...

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Bruce Power and NA Engineering announce signing of Master Services Agreement

Bruce Power and NA Engineering Associates Inc. (NAE), a leader in multi-disciplined engineering consulting services, are pleased to announce the signing of a three-year Master Service Agreement (MSA)....

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Climate conference reaches agreement

The Paris Agreement is the outcome of the 21st conference of the parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which began on 30 November. The agreement&#...

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Scientists and environmentalists come out in favour of nuclear power

Public debate about energy is often framed as a choice between power sources and the environment.  A growing body of climate scientists and environmentalists is changing that debate by speaking o...

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Canadian reactor research facility set to open

The CANS - a network of five facilities dedicated to the study of nuclear systems - has been six years in planning. It has been funded by CAD 24.5 million ($18.1 million) from the Canada Foundation fo...

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Nuclear Power Must Make a Comeback for Climate's Sake

James Hansen, former NASA climate scientist, and three other prominent climate scientists are calling for an enlarged focus on nuclear energy in the ongoing Paris climate negotiations. "Nucl...

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Bruce Power receives prestigious Platts Global Energy award recognizing leadership in energy industry

TIVERTON, ON, Dec. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - A week after announcing a long-term agreement to secure 6,300 megawatts of electricity through a multi-year investment program, Bruce Power was honoured with t...

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Westinghouse Races China for $1 Trillion Nuclear Power Prize

A nuclear windfall is up for grabs. China plans to almost triple its atomic power generation by the end of the decade and is forecast to spend $1 trillion to expand capacity by 2050. Westinghouse...

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OCI hosts Trade Mission of Nuclear Equipment Suppliers from Argentina

December 7, 2015, Pickering, Ontario. – The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI), with the support of the Canadian Embassy of Canada in Argentina, hosted an incoming “Technolo...

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Bruce Refurbishment Agreement Secures Long Term Opportunity for Laker Facilities in Burlington & Oakville

Yesterday's announcement that the Province and Bruce Power have reached an amended agreement to enable the refurbishment of the Bruce Units has paved the way for a long-term agreement that is good...

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Mühleberg upgrade requirements confirmed

The Swiss nuclear safety regulator has reaffirmed the measures that must be taken by utility BKW in order for its Mühleberg nuclear power plant to continue operating until 2019. Read the Full Artic...

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India receives first uranium shipment from Canada

The first shipment of uranium from Canada under a five-year contract signed in April has arrived in India. It marks Cameco's first supply of uranium to India. Read the Full Article

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GEH wins $70 million contract to service Browns Ferry

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has awarded GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) a contract worth more than $70 million to provide outage services for units 1, 2 and 3 of the Browns Ferry nuclear powe...

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BWXT Canada to build Bruce Power's new steam generators

Following the Ontario government and Bruce Power’s major announcement Dec. 3, which will see the nuclear plant undergo a $13 billion refurbishment beginning in 2020, the generating station has a...

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Academics at Paris talks make plea for nuclear power

Four leading climate scientists called for a major expansion of nuclear power as an essential measure to avoid dangerous man-made climate change over the next century. Speaking at the COP21 climate co...

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Ontario Commits to Future in Nuclear Energy

Ontario has updated its contract with Bruce Power and will proceed with the refurbishment of six nuclear units at the Tiverton-based nuclear generation station.  Nuclear refurbishment will b...

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Ontario launches nuclear refurbishment plan

Ontario is finally giving its aging nuclear fleet a multi-billion dollar facelift. “The planned refurbishments will create almost 25,000 jobs and generate $5 billion annually in economic ac...

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Canada set to power India’s nuclear dreams

India is all set to receive the first consignment of Canadian uranium in December. Soon after getting confirmation from Ottawa in this regard last week, India thanked Canada, saying that the move...

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