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Chicago-based Clean Core Thorium Energy (CCTE) has completed Phase 1 of the pre-licensing Vendor Design Review (VDR) process with Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). No issues were identified by CNSC that could present a fundamental barrier to the licensing of Clean Core’s ANEEL fuel in Canada.

Date: Friday, 12 April 2024
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Days after announcing the start of accelerated irradiation testing and qualification of its patented ANEEL thorium and high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel at Idaho National Laboratory, Clean Core Thorium Energy announced it has completed the first phase of the Canadian nuclear regulator's pre-licensing review process.

Date: Thursday, 11 April 2024
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X-Energy Reactor Company and Canadian power producer TransAlta Corporation are to study the feasibility of deploying an X-energy Xe-100 advanced small modular nuclear reactor at a repurposed fossil fuel power plant in the province of Alberta.

Date: Thursday, 04 April 2024
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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
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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
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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
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The renewed licences authorise the company to continue to operate the Key Lake, McArthur River and Rabbit Lake sites. Rabbit Lake's renewed licence is valid until October 2038, and those for Key Lake and McArthur River until October 2043.

Date: Friday, 27 October 2023
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The large increase in proposed new nuclear energy projects has led the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) to establish a pre-licensing system based on the approach used by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

Date: Saturday, 21 October 2023
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ARC Clean Technology Supply Chain Manager, Anthony Jackman says the procurement process for long-lead items for the ARC-100 commercial demonstration unit at Canada’s Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station, such as the reactor vessel and intermediate heat exchangers, will begin in 2024. Contract awards are expected in the latter part of 2025 and the procurement schedule for other items will follow, he told “New Brunswick SMRs: A Collaborative Journey Towards Net Zero”. The meeting was a supply chain event for New Brunswick small modular reactor (SMR) industry leaders, government officials and experts hosted by Opportunities New Brunswick.

Date: Wednesday, 11 October 2023
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