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Chicago-based Clean Core Thorium Energy (CCTE) has extended its collaboration with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) on its ANEEL fuel technology. CNL has approved a Clean Core submitted proposal, “Advanced Nuclear Energy for Enriched Life (ANEEL) CNSC Licensing Verification and Validation,” as a proposed project managed under the Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative (CNRI) Programme. CNL will work with Clean Core to further establish scope and timeline.

Date: Saturday, 11 May 2024
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Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), Canada-based ARC Clean Technology and New Brunswick Power (NB Power) have signed a non-binding trilateral Collaboration Agreement to further cooperation with the goal of establishing teaming agreements for global small modular reactor (SMR) fleet deployment. The agreement was signed at the Reuters SMR and Advanced Reactor 2024 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Date: Wednesday, 08 May 2024
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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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An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Emergency Preparedness Review (EPREV team has concluded a five-day follow-up mission to review the emergency preparedness and response (EPR) framework for nuclear and radiological emergencies in Canada. The mission aimed to assess the progress made by Canada in implementing the recommendations provided during the initial EPREV mission conducted in 2019.

Date: Saturday, 08 July 2023
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Westinghouse Electric Company has submitted the first set of documents to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for the pre-licensing vendor design review (VDR) of its eVinci microreactor.

Date: Friday, 07 July 2023
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NB Power and ARC Clean Technology Canada (ARC Canada) have submitted an Environmental Impact Assessment registration document to the Department of Environment & Local Government (DELG) as well as a Licence to Prepare Site Application to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for their advanced small modular reactor (SMR) project. These submissions progress plans to construct and operate an advanced SMR on the site of the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station.

Date: Wednesday, 05 July 2023
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Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), and the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation (AOPFN) have signed a long-term relationship agreement to formalise relations between two of Canada’s leading nuclear organizations and the Renfrew County-based First Nation. The agreement will establish a working group to pursue ongoing collaboration, and create a Neya Wabun (Guardian) program to establish a regular AOPFN monitoring presence at designated AECL sites, among other environmental, cultural and economic protection and promotion activities and programs.

Date: Saturday, 17 June 2023
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Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and Global First Power (GFP) have announced a repurposed parking lot at the Chalk River campus as the location where they plan to build and operate a demonstration Micro-Modular Reactor (MMR).

Date: Tuesday, 16 May 2023
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