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Canadian Nuclear Association welcomes the Canadian SMR Roadmap

OTTAWA (November 7, 2018) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) welcomes the release of “A Call to Action: A Canadian Roadmap for Small Modular Reactors,” the result of a pan-Canadian, multi-stakeholder study launched in early 2018. The Roadmap outlines the potential applications for SMRs in Canada, which include providing clean and reliable electricity and heat to smaller and/or remote communities such as in Canada’s north; clean process heat and electricity for resource industries ...

CNA congratulates Ontario Power Generation on approval of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station life extension

OTTAWA (August 9, 2018) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) congratulates Ontario Power Generation (OPG) for receiving approval from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for a 10-year operating licence for the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. “This decision is good news for the people of Pickering and will protect 7,500 jobs across the province,” said CNA President and CEO John Barrett. “Keeping Pickering online until 2024 will also help Ontario keep its carbon ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S GENERATION ENERGY COUNCIL REPORT

OTTAWA (June 29, 2018) – This week, the federal government’s Generation Energy Council released its report on Canada’s energy transition to a low-carbon economy.  While the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) agrees with the report’s view that decarbonization is critical, the CNA believes the role of nuclear was overlooked. “The Council’s report does not mention the role nuclear can play in helping Canada meet its emissions goals set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement,” said CNA ...

POLL FINDS ONTARIANS SUPPORT EXTENDING THE OPERATING LIFE OF THE PICKERING NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION

OTTAWA (June 22, 2018) – A new poll has found that 71% of Ontarians support extending the operating life of Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. The telephone poll for the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) by the independent firm Innovative Research Group also found a majority of those surveyed said the extension was good for electricity prices (55%) and jobs/the economy (74%). The poll comes as the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is set to hold ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR INDUSTRY CONGRATULATES THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF ONTARIO

OTTAWA (June 8, 2018) – The Canadian nuclear industry congratulates Premier-designate Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario on their election victory. “We look forward to working with the Progressive Conservative government to ensure that nuclear energy continues to power Ontario’s economy and households with clean, reliable and affordable electricity,” said Dr. John Barrett, the President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association. “The new government can count ...

CNA and CNS Congratulate 2018 Canadian Nuclear Achievement Award Winners

SASKATOON (May 28, 2018) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) and the Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) would like to congratulate the winners of the 2018 Canadian Nuclear Achievement Awards. The awards, presented jointly by the CNA and the CNS, are to honour those who have made exceptional contributions, technical and non-technical, to the field of nuclear science and technology. This year, the award winners are: Ian McRae Award (to honour an individual for substantive contributions, other ...

ONTARIANS SUPPORT BRUCE POWER’S LIFE-EXTENSION PROGRAM, NEW POLL FINDS

KINCARDINE, ONTARIO (May 25, 2018) –  Eight out of 10 Ontarians supported the refurbishment of the Bruce Power reactors allowing them to continue to provide low cost electricity to Ontario homes and businesses. The telephone poll, conducted between May 11 to 15 for the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) by the independent firm Innovative Research Group, found this support was generally consistent among all regions of the province, ages and genders. The top reasons for support were nuclear ...

CNA JOINS FORCES WITH THE CANADIAN NUCLEAR ISOTOPE COUNCIL

OTTAWA (May 9, 2018) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) is pleased to announce it is joining the Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council (CNIC). The CNIC is an independent organization consisting of representatives from the Canadian health sector, nuclear industry and research bodies advocating for Canada’s role in the production of the world’s radioisotope supply. “Canada has been a pioneer in the development of radioisotopes, saving millions of lives around the globe for over six ...

CNA Congratulates BWXT Canada on $642 Million Contract from Bruce Power

OTTAWA (April 25, 2018) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) congratulates BWXT Canada Ltd on this week’s major contract announcement with Bruce Power. The Cambridge, Ontario, company has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $642 million from Bruce Power to design and supply 32 steam generators for Bruce Power’s Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project. This represents the largest contract ever awarded to BWXT Canada and ensures high-paying, skilled jobs for its workers ...

CNA PARTICIPATES IN UK NUCLEAR INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION BUSINESS GROUP ROUNDTABLE

OTTAWA (February 27, 2018) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) President Dr. John Barrett was among the speakers at the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) International Business Group roundtable in London discussing “UK and Canada – Driving Global Nuclear Competitiveness” on February 26. In his presentation, Dr. Barrett gave a quick overview of the current situation in Canada, focusing on Canada’s efforts to map opportunities for a Small Modular Reactor fleet, the ...