2017-06

June 2017

Nuclear construction reaches 25-year high

In the World Nuclear Performance Report 2017, the Association detailed power generation and construction achievements for the previous year. The ten new reactors which came on line in 2016 ad...

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CNP Update to OCNI Board

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Bradwell completes treatment of fuel element debris

The FED waste mainly consists of pieces of magnesium alloy cladding that surrounds Magnox nuclear fuel. It is a major source of intermediate-level waste (ILW) at the Bradwell site. Innovative tech...

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TERRESTRIAL ENERGY COMMENCES WORK TO EXPLORE SITING THE FIRST COMMERCIAL IMSR® POWER PLANT AT CANADIAN NUCLEAR LABORATORIES

OAKVILLE, ON – June 19, 2017 – Terrestrial Energy, a vendor of Advanced Reactor power plants has commenced a feasibility study to explore siting the world’s first commercial Int...

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Point Lepreau nuclear power plant gets 5-year licence renewal

Point Lepreau's nuclear power reactor is good to go for another five years. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission announced its decision this week to renew the NB Power nuclear generating station...

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Bruce Power Life Extension Gains More Support

A new poll shows 85% of residents in Bruce, Huron and Grey Counties support the Bruce Power Life Extension Program. That’s an increase of 6% from 2014. The program includes major compone...

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CNSC renews New Brunswick Power Corporation’s Nuclear Power Reactor Operating Licence for the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station

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SNC Lavalin To Set Up Shop in Port Elgin

SNC Lavalin has landed some office space in Port Elgin as it prepares to join Bruce Power's regional economy. The new office will open in the fall, and it will be home to about a dozen key SNC Lav...

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Vogtle agreement caps Toshiba obligation

Toshiba Corp is the parent company of Westinghouse - contractor for the project to build the two AP1000s at Vogtle in Georgia - which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March. A parental guarante...

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Canadian Nuclear Technology Contributes to China's Clean Energy Growth Plans

BEIJING, China, Jun 6, 2017 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- Deepening Canada's clean technology relationship with China is a priority for the Government of Canada, and Canada's nuclear industry can pl...

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NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE PRESENTS REPORT CALLING ON THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA TO REAFFIRM ITS SUPPORT FOR THE NUCLEAR SECTOR

Ottawa, June 09, 2017 - Today, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources tabled a report calling on the Government of Canada to reaffirm its long-standing support for Canadian nucle...

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Former N.B. premier says government should ‘assess’ possibility of 2nd nuclear reactor at Point Lepreau

Former New Brunswick Premier Bernard Lord says the time is right for a second nuclear reactor at Point Lepreau to be considered. Lord made the remarks at the East Coast Energy Connection conferenc...

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Bruce B implements OSART recommendations

The five-day follow-up mission saw a team of four experts from Sweden, the USA and the IAEA visit Bruce Power's plant to review progress made since the three-week OSART mission conducted in late 2015....

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Georgia Power may take over Vogtle, but deal not yet reached

Efforts are underway for Georgia Power to possibly assume control of Plant Vogtle, the beleaguered nuclear facility in Burke County, Georgia, where numerous Aiken County residents are employed. Un...

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Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Technology in Canada

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) launched an effort to solicit input regarding Small Modular Reactor (SMR) technology in Canada. Today, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) launched an effort to...

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