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The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) Canada 2022: Energy Policy Review has found that, since the last IEA review in 2015, Canada has made a series of enterprising international and domestic commitments and has made progress towards transforming its energy system.

Date: Tuesday, 18 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiea-report-on-canada-welcomes-smr-developments-9406494

Canada's electricity system is amongst the cleanest in the world, thanks to hydro and nuclear power, a policy review by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has found. Launching the report on 13 January, IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol praised Canada's leadership in the development of small modular reactors (SMRs) and expressed the agency's support for the Canadian government's "ambitious" clean energy transition.

Date: Saturday, 15 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IEA-praises-Canada-clean-energy-transition-efforts

Canada’s General Fusion announced that it had achieved several aggressive performance goals of a prototype system for its Fusion Demonstration Plant (FDP).

Date: Friday, 14 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgeneral-fusion-achieves-technology-milestone-9401042

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) has licensed a novel method to 3D print components for nuclear reactors, developed by the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which the Seattle-based company says is ideal for manufacturing components for its advanced nuclear reactor designs.

Date: Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/USNC-licenses-3D-printing-for-reactor-component-ma

Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) in early January released two planning documents that, it said, “address the wide range of priorities, questions and concerns heard to date from Canadians and Indigenous peoples about the transportation of used nuclear fuel”.

Date: Tuesday, 11 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscanadas-nwmo-releases-transportation-plans-9388048

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) has released two planning documents that address the wide range of priorities, questions and concerns heard to date from Canadians and Indigenous peoples about the transportation of used nuclear fuel.

Date: Tuesday, 11 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NWMO-publishes-transportation-planning-documents

Enough cobalt-60 to sterilise 10 billion items of medical equipment was recently shipped from unit 7 at Canada's Bruce nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, a new production base for medical radioisotopes is being set up at the Qinshan Phase III nuclear power plant in China.

Date: Tuesday, 11 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Bruce-Power-harvests-cobalt-60-for-medical-sterili

NWMO considering two locations for deep geological repository The NWMO said it will use rail and road transportation to move more than five million spent nuclear fuel bundles to a deep geological repository site. Courtesy NWMO. Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO will use rail and road transportation to move more than five million spent nuclear fuel bundles to a deep geological repository site, which will be selected in 2023, according to an initial plan unveiled this week.

The NWMO is considering two locations for the repository: a remote site about 35 km west of Ignace, northwestern Ontario, and one near the existing Bruce nuclear power station in southwestern Ontario.

It said transportation is an essential part of Canada’s plan for long-term management of the country’s used nuclear fuel. The used fuel will need to be moved from interim storage facilities near reactor sites across Canada to the deep geological repository site. The transportation programme is expected to begin in the 2040s, once the repository is operational.

The agency wants to have selected a repository site by 2023. It says it will not choose a site where there is opposition to the facility.

As of June last year, there were just over three million spent fuel bundles temporarily stored at eight interim storage facilities across Canada.

Date: Saturday, 08 January 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/waste-organisation-unveils-plans-for-spent-nuclear-fuel-transport-1-5-2022

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Framatome and Exelon Generation will see the two companies work towards the production of cobalt-60 (Co-60) in pressurised water reactors (PWRs) for medical and industrial uses.

Date: Thursday, 06 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Framatome-and-Exelon-to-explore-Co-60-production

NAC International Inc. announced it has received US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) certification for the OPTIMUS®-L version of its versatile OPTImal Modular Universal Shipping transport packaging system.

Date: Friday, 24 December 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-certification-for-nac-internationals-optimus-l-transport-packaging-9343355