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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 ...

Canadian Nuclear Association Congratulates BWXT and GE Hitachi

OTTAWA (August 19, 2016) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) congratulates CNA members BWXT Canada Ltd. (BWXT Canada) and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (GEH-C) on yesterday’s announcement. GE and Hitachi Alliance announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of GEH-C to BWXT Canada, a subsidiary of BWX Technologies Inc. (BWXT). The transaction, which is subject to required Canadian regulatory reviews and other closing conditions, is expected to close ...

CNA Congratulates New Bruce Power President and CEO Mike Rencheck

OTTAWA (July 18, 2016) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) congratulates Mike Rencheck on his appointment as the President and CEO of Bruce Power. Mr. Rencheck is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in nuclear operations, major capital projects and has been a tireless advocate for the important role that nuclear plays in providing safe, clean, low-cost electricity. “Mr. Rencheck’s track record of operations excellence, project execution, and as being a strong voice for ...

Canadian Nuclear Industry Welcomes Inclusion In Clean Energy

OTTAWA (June 30, 2016) – The Canadian nuclear industry is pleased North American leaders have included nuclear in their pledge to have 50 per cent of the continent’s electricity produced by clean sources by 2025. Canada’s clean energy opportunity in North America is bigger than Canadians realize. “The Canadian Nuclear Association has long demonstrated that nuclear energy is a low-carbon solution to combat climate change,” said CNA President and CEO Dr. John Barrett. “This week’s ...

Two New Studies: Good News For Nuclear

OTTAWA (June 13, 2016) – The Canadian Nuclear Association is pleased with the release of two new independent studies commissioned by the Ontario government on the benefits of advanced nuclear technologies. The first study, “Feasibility of the Potential Deployment of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) in Ontario”, assesses SMR siting requirements, technological maturity, and economics. The second study, “A Feasibility Study on the Recycling of Used CANDU Fuel”, explores the prospects to ...

Nuclear Industry Welcomes Ontario Climate Change Action Plan

OTTAWA (June 9, 2016) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) welcomes the Ontario government’s release of its Climate Change Action Plan, which aims to reduce the province’s GHG emissions 80 per cent by 2050. The Plan supports Ontario’s impending Cap and Trade program by defining how the cap and trade auction proceeds will be spent. “In our view, the Ontario government’s policy is a step in the right direction, as it aims to reduce carbon emissions primarily through ...