2016-03

March 2016

Trudeau to urge countries to allow inspection of nuclear facilities

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will use a Nuclear Security Summit to call on countries to submit to voluntary independent inspections of nuclear facilities and spend more on securing and disposing of h...

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Canada’s Nuclear Industry Travels to China to Deepen its Presence in World’s Fastest Growing Nuclear Market

From April 4 to April 11, representatives of Canada’s nuclear industry will be talking business in Beijing, China with that country’s leading nuclear organizations. China is the world...

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Point Lepreau to be shut down for maintenance for 7 weeks

The Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station will be taken offline Friday, Apr. 1, for about seven weeks to conduct scheduled maintenance, including repairs on the nuclear side of the p...

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Regulator approves Ikata 3 safety upgrades

The utility originally submitted its construction plan for the unit - an 846 MWe pressurized water reactor - to the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 30 October 2015. However, the NRA identified a...

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UK government launches SMR competition

Last November, the government announced plans to invest at least £250 million ($352 million) over the next five years in an "ambitious" nuclear research and development program to incl...

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Fukushima Daiichi waste incinerator starts up

The miscellaneous solid waste incineration facility houses two incineration lines, each comprising a rotary kiln incineration system and a series of exhaust filters. The two lines share a common exhau...

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Hualong One joint venture officially launched

In 2012 central planners in Beijing directed CNNC and CGN to 'rationalise' their reactor programs. This meant CNNC's ACP1000 and CGN's ACPR1000 were 'merged' into one standardised design - the Hualong...

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China's 200 MW Nuclear Reactor to Start Operation in 2017

China installed a key component to its very first fourth-generation nuclear energy system situated in the Shandong province. The component, added on Sunday, is a pressure vessel of a high-temperature ...

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Chinese Nuclear Plant Moves Closer to Start, Westinghouse Says

Westinghouse Electric Co. expects to put fuel into its first nuclear plant in China this year as it moves closer to start up and vies for a share of a market that may see $1 trillion in spending to bo...

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China's CGN, CNNC Establish Hualong Nuclear Power Joint Venture

China’s two biggest state-owned nuclear power operators announced a joint venture to export the country’s third-generation nuclear power reactors internationally. A ceremony took plac...

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Mapping the transformation of global nuclear energy

A recent report by the World Nuclear Association estimates global nuclear power generation capacity should grow by more than 45% over the next 20 years. The association's bi-annual 2015...

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Eskom targets two nuclear sites

Johannesburg - As the government prepares to request proposals for the 9 600 megawatt nuclear build programme, Eskom has applied for two nuclear installation licences to build nuclear plants, accordin...

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Isowater Appoints Head of Engineering to Accelerate Deuterium Technology Program

COLLINGWOOD, ON - Isowater Corporation (Isowater), a leading world supplier of deuterium oxide (heavy water) and deuterium gas systems, is pleased to announce that Mr. Adam Mason has joined the t...

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ATS CEO to leave role next year

CAMBRIDGE, ON /CNW/ - ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (TSX: ATA) ("ATS" or the "Company") today announced that Anthony Caputo , the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, will...

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Bruce Power Helping To Ensure Safe Medical Treatment Globally

Bruce Power is helping to ensure safe medical treatment in hospitals around the world by providing a special product harvested from Bruce Power’s B Unit Nuclear Reactors. That product, one ...

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OPG to Expand its Renewable Generation

TORONTO, March 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and its partners, Sun Edison Canadian Construction LP and Six Nations Development Corporation have been selected by the Independent Elect...

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Obama hands Trudeau the climate torch as prime minister seeks to build momentum

OTTAWA – Entering the twilight of his presidency, President Barack Obama has passed the climate change baton to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, aligning the political stars on an issue central to...

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L-3 MAPPS to Contribute to Darlington Refurbishment Project

MONTREAL, March 10, 2016 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has signed a contract with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to provide replacement trip computers for the second shutdown system (SDS2)...

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Modular milestone for Vogtle 3 shield building

The placement of concrete to fill the walls of the CA20 module at the Vogtle 3 nuclear construction project in Georgia has been completed, a key milestone for the vertical construction of the shield b...

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Bill Gates predicts a clean-energy breakthrough within 15 years will save the planet

Bill Gates cites scientists’ estimates that to avoid the worst effects of climate change the biggest carbon-emitting countries must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, and the world ...

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Duncan Hawthorne to lead UK's Horizon Nuclear Power

Horizon Nuclear Power, the wholly owned UK subsidiary of Japan's Hitachi, announced today the appointment of Duncan Hawthorne as chief executive officer effective 1 May. Horizon said Hawthorne joins &...

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Fusion Nuclear Power Developer General Fusion Awarded $12.75 Million From Sustainable Development Technology Canada

BURNABY, B.C. -- Innovative cleantech company General Fusion has been awarded $12.75 million by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to continue developing its fusion energy technology, cu...

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Canadian government announces $206M in funding for 36 cleantech projects

The federal government has made a big week for the Canadian cleantech industry even bigger. Two days after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $125 million in funding for clean infrastructure...

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The Green Case For Going Nuclear

As the nations of the world develop their national strategies to meet aggressive climate change targets set at the COP21 forum, there is a growing consensus that those targets will be achieved only th...

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Terrestrial Energy Awarded $5.7 Million Grant From Canadian Federal Government

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO -- Terrestrial Energy, a vendor of next-generation nuclear power plants has been awarded a CAD$5.7 million grant from the Sustainable Development Technology Canada's (SDTC) SD Tech F...

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Trudeau wants Canada to play key role in fighting climate change

VANCOUVER—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants Canada to play a lead role in the global fight against climate change, but said that cannot mean abandoning the oil and gas sector — including...

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Bruce Power CEO Talks About Leaving

The outgoing president and CEO of Bruce Power says it’s the right time to ride off into the sunset. Duncan Hawthorne says he knew several months ago that the company needed to find a new le...

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ATS Automation picks up $100-million order

CAMBRIDGE — ATS Automation Tooling Systems says it has received an order worth about $100 million from an existing customer. The Cambridge-based manufacturer of factory automation said Mond...

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Keynote Address by Parliamentary Secretary Kim Rudd at the CNA Conference on February 25, 2016.

Good morning, everyone. Before I start in to my remarks, I just want to say what a warm welcome I’ve received as a Parliamentary Secretary from the folks in the nuclear sector, whether it's them...

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Bruce Power Names Acting President

Bruce Power has an Acting President today. Following on the heels of the announcement in February that Duncan Hawthorne would be retiring soon as the President and CEO of Bruce Power, the recruit...

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