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CNA CONGRATULATES CAMECO CORPORATION ON LAC LA RONGE COLLABORATION SIGNING

OTTAWA (June 20, 2017) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) congratulates Cameco Corporation on signing a collaboration agreement with the Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB). The agreement confirms LLRIB’s support for Cameco’s mining operations in northern Saskatchewan.  It also confirms both parties’ commitment to protecting the environment and ensures LLRIB will continue to benefit from employment, business opportunities and community investment from the industry. The two ...

CNA STATEMENT ON ONTARIO PROVINCIAL NUCLEAR EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN (PNERP)

OTTAWA (June 13, 2017) – The Provincial government recently released its draft of the Province’s Nuclear Emergency Response Plan (PNERP) for comment based on the input of an advisory group, made up of national and international experts in nuclear safety and emergency management to review and consider all responses to the plan and provide recommendations on how to best reflect feedback. • The industry agrees with the Provincial recommendations to revise the PNERP including adding a ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION TOUTS ONTARIO’S NUCLEAR ADVANTAGE

OTTAWA (February 24, 2017) – The Canadian Nuclear Association has launched a new website to educate the public and governments about Ontario’s Nuclear Advantage. You can learn more about the benefits of nuclear at www.OntariosNuclearAdvantage.com. This campaign coincides with the $25 billion refurbishment programs at the Darlington and Bruce Power nuclear stations and the extension of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station to 2024. “When it comes to providing reliable, low-cost, ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION HOSTS ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW

OTTAWA (February 20, 2017)-The Canadian Nuclear Association is hosting its annual conference and trade show. This year’s theme is “Mission Possible: Innovation for a Cleantech Future.” 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 contribution to clean tech infrastructure. When: February 22-24, 2017 Where: The Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive, ...

CNA Congratulates Canadian Nuclear Power Industry on Excellent Safety Performance

OTTAWA (December 19, 2016) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) congratulates Bruce Power, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and NB Power on an excellent overall safety performance during 2015, as evaluated in an annual report by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). “The CNSC report reinforces the Canadian nuclear industry’s strong commitment to safety above all else,” said Dr. John Barrett, CNA President and CEO. “The rigorous and continuous oversight by the CNSC, ...

CNA Congratulates Bruce Power on Winning Sustainability Award

OTTAWA (December 8, 2016) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) congratulates Bruce Power for being named the 2016 recipient of the Ontario Business Achievement Award for Sustainability. The award, presented by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, goes to ‘a business that has demonstrated that being a leader in sustainability makes good business sense.’ Ontario’s electricity generation mix is coal free with nuclear representing 60 per cent of it in 2015. Bruce Power’s return of ...

CNA Congratulates SNC-Lavalin on CANDU Pre-Project Contract in Argentina

OTTAWA (November 24, 2016) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) congratulates SNC-Lavalin on being awarded a pre-project contract for the new CANDU nuclear reactor at the Atucha site in the district of Zàrate, 100 km northeast of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The six-month contract, which was awarded by Argentina’s Nucléoelectrica Argentina SA (NA-SA), will enable SNC-Lavalin to engage with suppliers about reactor equipment, conduct preliminary design work, assess the safety case, and ...

Canadian Nuclear Industry Needed to Meet Climate Change Goals

OTTAWA (November 21, 2016) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) welcomes the inclusion of nuclear energy in Canada’s Mid-Century Long-Term Low-Greenhouse Gas Development Strategy report, released Thursday, November 17, at the COP22 climate change summit. “The Canadian nuclear industry is committed to working with the federal government to achieve ambitious climate change objectives,” said Dr. John Barrett, President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association. “Not only does ...

CNA Statement on the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development’s Report on Nuclear Power Plant Inspections

OTTAWA (October 4, 2016) – The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development today released a report of its administrative review of Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) documentation. While the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) will not comment on the report or its findings, or on the internal operations of the CNSC, it is important to make clear a few points as part of the dialogue surrounding the report. Canada’s nuclear industry has a very strong safety record, ...

CNA Congratulates SNC-Lavalin on Agreement in Principle on a Joint Venture with CNNC and Shanghai Electric Company

OTTAWA (September 22, 2016) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) congratulates SNC-Lavalin on signing an agreement in principle on a new joint venture with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and Shanghai Electric Group Company Ltd. The new company would develop, market and build Advanced Fuel CANDU Reactor (AFCR) projects in China and internationally. “This agreement represents an incredible opportunity to bring Canadian CANDU technology to China and other parts of the ...