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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 ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION HOSTS ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW

OTTAWA (February 20, 2018) – The Canadian Nuclear Association is hosting its annual Conference and Trade Show. This year’s theme is “Canada’s Nuclear Advantage: The Next Generation.” The event will feature a variety of speakers and experts from industry, academia and government, addressing the indispensable role of nuclear in fostering innovation and maximizing Canada’s nuclear advantage. When: February 21-23, 2018 Where: The Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9H4 ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION CONGRATULATES ONTARIO POWER GENERATION (OPG) ON DARLINGTON REFURBISHMENT UPDATE

OTTAWA (February 15, 2018) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) congratulates Ontario Power Generation (OPG) on today’s announcement by the Ministry of Energy on the progress of the Darlington refurbishment project. The refurbishment on Unit 2 is now halfway complete and remains on budget and the province has confirmed its support for OPG to move forward with the refurbishment of Unit 3. “The Darlington refurbishment will ensure that reliable nuclear energy continues to be the ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION CONGRATULATES MEMBER TERRESTRIAL ENERGY

OTTAWA (December 20, 2017) – The Canadian Nuclear Association congratulates member Terrestrial Energy on being recognized as one of the 20 Semi-Finalists for the Solutions 2030 Challenge. The Ontario Centers of Excellence (OCE) in collaboration with the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change announced the top innovators to help Ontario reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Terrestrial Energy was selected as one of the top 20 from over ...

Nuclear Emergency Preparedness in Ontario

OTTAWA (December 8, 2017) – The following is a brief overview of how Ontario’s nuclear power operators manage emergency preparedness and security at the province’s three nuclear power generating stations (Bruce, Darlington, Pickering). Ontario’s nuclear generating stations are designed with multiple safety systems and are staffed by station personnel who are extremely well trained. In the more than four decades that nuclear energy has served Canada’s energy needs, no member of the ...

Canadian Nuclear Association Welcomes Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Policy on Nuclear Energy

OTTAWA (November 26, 2017) – The Canadian Nuclear Association takes note of the policy platform released this weekend at the Ontario Progressive Conservative (OPC) Policy Convention in Toronto.  In particular, the CNA welcomes the OPC’s support of refurbishment of Ontario’s nuclear fleet, as well as the continued operation of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (NGS) until 2024. “We welcome the OPC’s support of nuclear energy in Ontario”, said John ...

Financial Accountability Office (FAO) confirms that Ontario’s Nuclear Refurbishment is Clean and Cost-Effective

OTTAWA (November 21, 2017) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) welcomes the work done by the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario on the Nuclear Refurbishment Plan which highlights the significant contributions the nuclear industry makes to the people of Ontario by providing one of the lowest cost, emissions-free sources of power in the province. The FAO’s report validates that refurbishing Ontario’s Bruce and Darlington nuclear generating stations is the best option to keep ...