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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 Bruce Power said on 7 January it had completed another harvest of Cobalt-60, which is used to sterilise medical equipment used by frontline health care workers.

Date: Friday, 14 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbruce-power-completes-shipment-of-cobalt-60-9400814

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

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

US Centrus Energy Corp President and CEO Daniel B Poneman on 14 December congratulated Clean Core Thorium Energy and Texas A&M on fabricating the first sample pellets of a next-generation nuclear fuel called ANEEL (Advanced Nuclear Energy for Enriched Life).

Date: Friday, 17 December 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscentrus-welcomes-fabrication-of-sample-aneel-fuel-9326528

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is asking the public for its input on plans to create a new programme to assure the availability of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel - needed for the demonstration and commercial deployment of advanced reactors - in the USA. Meanwhile, Centrus is working with Clean Core Thorium Energy on advanced fuel using HALEU and thorium.

Date: Thursday, 16 December 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/USA-builds-HALEU-supply-chain

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 2 December that it will work together with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to deploy a small modular reactor (SMR) at the Darlington new nuclear site. The GE Hitachi BWRX-300 was one of three SMR designs that were under consideration for deployment at Darlington. The others were Terrestrial Energy's Integrated Molten Salt Reactor and X-energy's Xe-100 high-temperature gas-cooled reactor.

Date: Tuesday, 07 December 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsopg-selects-bwrx-300-smr-for-darlington-project--9300848

Westinghouse Electric Company and EDF have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to produce cobalt-60 in selected pressurised water reactors (PWRs) owned and operated by EDF in France. The agreement is the first step towards production in Europe of the radioisotope for medical uses, the companies said.

Date: Friday, 03 December 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/MoU-aims-to-produce-Co-60-in-French-PWRs

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has selected the BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) for the Darlington new nuclear site, and will work with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) to deploy the reactor. Canada's first commercial, grid-scale, SMR could be completed as early as 2028.

Date: Friday, 03 December 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/OPG-chooses-BWRX-300-SMR-for-Darlington-new-build