2016-09

September 2016

L-3 MAPPS to upgrade Fermi 2 simulator

The full-scope operator training simulator at unit 2 of the Fermi nuclear power plant in Michigan is to be upgraded by Canada-based L-3 MAPPS under contracts signed with operator DTE Energy. As p...

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Nuclear 'vital' to Sustainable Development Goals

Nuclear energy is relevant to "almost all" of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted last year by the United Nations General Assembly, World Nuclear Association Director General...

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How fear of nuclear power is hurting the environment (TEDTalk)

Access Michael Shellenberger's TED Talk Here. Interactive Transcript: 0:11 Have you heard the news? We're in a clean energy revolution. And where I live in Berkeley, California, it seems like...

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Canada contributes to peaceful application of nuclear technology

September 23, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada will contribute $2.3 million in support ...

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Canada and China team up on AFCR

An agreement in principle to form a new joint venture to develop, market and construct the Advanced Fuel Candu Reactor (AFCR) has been signed by Canada's SNC-Lavalin, China National Nuclear Corporatio...

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The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries applauds the signing for a Joint Venture Agreement in principle among SNC-Lavalin, China National Nuclear Corporation and Shanghai Electric Company

September 22, 2016 Pickering Ontario. The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) applauds today’s signing of a Joint Venture Agreement in principle among SNC-Lavalin, China National N...

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SNC-Lavalin signs an agreement in principle for a Joint Venture with China National Nuclear Corporation & Shanghai Electric Company

SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) is pleased to announce it signed an agreement in principle for a new Joint Venture with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and Shanghai Electric Group Company Ltd. The new...

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Bruce Power Refurbishment To Create Thousands of Jobs

Thousands of new jobs will be created in midwestern Ontario because of the planned refurbishment at Bruce Power. Company officials met with community leaders in Walkerton Wednesday evening to out...

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Hungary hopeful of Paks II approval within weeks

The European Commission is expected to issue a decision on Hungary's plan to build two additional reactors at Paks "within weeks", Attila Aszódi, the government commissioner responsib...

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A Donation From the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries

At the end of August, the Alberta Wildfire Donation Centre was contacted by a representative of the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI). The association recently held a golf tournament a...

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TERRESTRIAL ENERGY USA HAS BEEN INVITED BY US DOE TO SUBMIT PART II OF ITS APPLICATION FOR LOAN GUARANTEE SUPPORT TO LICENSE AND BUILD A 190 MW(E) IMSR™ POWER PLANT

Terrestrial Energy USA has been notified by the US Department of Energy (USDOE) that its Loan Programs Office (LPO) has evaluated Part I of Terrestrial Energy USA’s application for a loan guaran...

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UK government gives go-ahead for Hinkley Point C

The UK government today announced its approval for the construction of two EPR reactors at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset after reaching a new agreement in principle with EDF. How...

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Future nuclear supply chain worth billions, report finds

Nuclear power plant construction, long-term plant operation and decommissioning all offer potential multi-billion dollar markets over the next two decades, according to a newly released supply chain r...

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Report warns of medical isotopes shortage in USA

The Washington DC-based Academies, which are private, non-profit institutions, said the "congressionally mandated" report examines the production and use of Mo-99, Tc-99m, and associated med...

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Low emissions from Canadian uranium mining

Uranium mining and milling contribute only a small amount to nuclear energy's already low greenhouse gas emissions, the first comprehensive life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions produced f...

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India, Canada discuss civil-nuclear cooperation

India and Canada have discussed a wide range of issues of mutual interest, including the civil-nuclear cooperation between the two countries. The discussion was held during a meeting between Union Min...

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Fuqing 3 starts supplying electricity to grid

The third unit of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has been connected to the grid. The CPR-1000 is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year. Read the...

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Areva initiates creation of New Co

Ahead of the sale of its reactor business to EDF, Areva has begun the process of splitting off its nuclear fuel cycle activities into a new entity, tentatively referred to as 'New Co'. In late Ju...

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