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The provincial government is supporting Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to go ahead with the refurbishment of units 5-8 at the Pickering nuclear power plant. OPG will now begin the initiation phase of the project.

Date: Thursday, 01 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Ontario-minister-confirms-Pickering-refurbishment

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH – part of US-based GE Vernova) has been awarded a £33.6m ($42.6m) grant by the UK Future Nuclear Enabling Fund (FNEF) from the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ). UK Nuclear Minister Andrew Bowie said the biggest expansion of nuclear power for 70 years is underway in the UK “and small modular reactors (SMEs) are front and centre in this rapid revival”. He added that the funding for GE Hitachi “will help develop their design, putting us in an excellent position to become one of the first to deploy this game-changing tech”.

Date: Wednesday, 31 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-funding-for-bwrx-300-11473443

US-based X-energy Reactor Company X has completed milestones in the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC’s) pre-licensing Vendor Design Review (VDR) of its Xe-100 advanced small modular reactor (SMR). Following completion of a combined Phase 1 and 2 VDR process, CNSC concluded there are no fundamental barriers to licensing the Xe-100.

Date: Wednesday, 24 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsx-energy-completes-cnsc-pre-licensing-for-xe-100-smr-11456379

Canadian regulators have concluded that there are no fundamental barriers to licensing the Xe-100 small modular reactor, X-Energy Reactor Company has announced.

Date: Friday, 19 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SMR-completes-Canadian-design-review-milestones

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has amended the nuclear research and test establishment operating licence held by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) for Chalk River Laboratories (CRL). The 169-page amendment authorises the construction of a near surface disposal facility (NSDF) on the CRL site, in Deep River, Ontario, and on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg peoples.

Date: Friday, 12 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscanadas-nuclear-regulator-authorises-construction-of-waste-facility-11429486

The Canadian nuclear regulator has amended the licence held by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) for Chalk River Laboratories in Ontario, authorising the construction of a near-surface disposal facility for low-level radioactive waste at the site.

Date: Thursday, 11 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/CNL-permitted-to-build-Chalk-River-repository

The province is providing CAD80 million (USD59 million) for the Saskatchewan Research Council to pursue the demonstration of a microreactor in Saskatchewan, with plans for a Westinghouse-designed eVinci micoreactor to be operational in the province from 2029.

Date: Tuesday, 28 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Saskatchewan-government-announces-microreactor-fun