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The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) have completed of a multi-year campaign to move used highly enriched uranium (HEU) from Canada to the USA.

Date: Friday, 21 February 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrepatriation-of-used-fuel-completed-from-canada-to-usa-7782374

A campaign to move used highly enriched uranium (HEU) fuel from Canada to the USA, which began in 2015, has been completed a year ahead of schedule, the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) have announced.

Date: Friday, 14 February 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Canada,-USA-complete-used-fuel-return

Regulators must explore the possibility of harmonising international requirements for advanced and small modular reactor design evaluation and licensing, Rumina Velshi, president and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), told delegates at the Advanced Reactors Summit VII held in Knoxville, Tennessee yesterday. In August last year, Velshi and US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Christine Svinicki signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to expand the agencies' cooperation on activities associated with advanced reactor and SMR technologies.

Date: Thursday, 13 February 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Speech-Regulatory-harmonisation-for-SMRs

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has been selected as a subcontractor by Atkins Energy Germany, a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin, to participate in the decommissioning of RWE’s prototype boiling water reactor in Lingen, Germany.

Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscnl-to-assist-in-decommissioning-germanys-lingen-reactor-7609510

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) is to take part in the decommissioning of a prototype boiling water reactor (BWR) in Lingen, Germany under a subcontract awarded by Atkins Energy Germany GmbH. The four-year contract includes the secondment of CNL staff as well as the provision of specialist equipment services.

Date: Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/CNL-secures-overseas-decommissioning-contract

The High-Flux research reactor at Petten in the Netherlands. Photo courtesy NRG. US-based advanced nuclear reactor developer Terrestrial Energy and NRG of the Netherlands have established a graphite irradiation programme to analyse graphite behaviour in Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR).

NRG said the programme is part of Terrestrial Energy’s testing of the Generation IV IMSR. The irradiation is being carried out at NRG’s High-Flux research reactor at Petten in the Netherlands.

Graphite is a key component of the IMSR power plant. NRG said the graphite irradiation programme provides data that shows structural changes of IMSR graphite under irradiation conditions.

The agreement between Terrestrial Energy and NRG reinforces Terrestrial Energy’s partnership with the European Union’s scientific community. In March 2018, the company signed a technical services agreement with the European commission’s Joint Research Centre in Karlsruhe, Germany. This agreement focused on confirmatory studies of IMSR fuel and primary coolant salts.

Date: Thursday, 10 October 2019
Original article: nucnet.org/news/terrestrial-energy-and-nrg-analyse-imsr-graphite-behaviour-10-3-2019

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) is working towards the future of nuclear by enhancing existing technology; developing advanced technologies, such as small modular reactors (SMRs); and assessing how all low-carbon technologies can be integrated within 'microgrids', CNL President and CEO Mark Lesinski said today. The use of hydrogen for microgrids is CNL's "highest aspiration, the Holiest Grail", he told delegates at the International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power being held this week at the International Atomic Energy Agency's headquarters in Vienna.

Date: Thursday, 10 October 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/CNL-charts-path-to-microgrids-the-Holiest-Grail-i

The U-Battery consortium, led by enrichment company Urenco, has successfully completed the first stage of the evaluation process in Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ (CNL) invitation to site a first-of–a-kind small modular reactor (SMR) at Atomic Energy of Canada Limited’s (AECL) Chalk River Laboratories campus in Chalk River, Ontario.

Date: Thursday, 01 August 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsurenco-smr-completes-first-stage-of-canadian-assessment-7343889

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has launched a new research and development programme to accelerate the deployment of small modular reactors in Canada. The Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative will provide reactor vendors access to world-class research facilities, it said.

Date: Monday, 22 July 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/CNL-launches-Canadian-Nuclear-Research-Initiative

On 12 July the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) received a project description from Global First Power for the issuance of a licence to prepare the site for a Micro Modular Reactor (MMR) at the Chalk River Laboratories site in Ontario.

Date: Friday, 19 July 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsenvironmental-assessment-begins-for-canadas-first-smr-7322706