Canada is well positioned to become a global leader in the development and deployment of small modular reactor technology, Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi said yesterday at the release of a report outlining the potential applications for SMRs in the country.
Participants from around the world have gathered in Vienna to present various technical innovations which may have the potential to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the IAEA’s nuclear verification activities.
Canada is to invest more than CAD50 million (USD38 million) on a new centre for advanced medical isotope research and development. The centre will be on the campus of Triumf, the national laboratory for particle physics, at the University of British Columbia.
31 Oct (NucNet): The net capacity of both nuclear power units at the Loviisa nuclear power station in Finland is now 507 MW (net) after modification and improvement work carried out during recent outages, owner and operator Fortum told NucNet in an email.
The size of a small modular reactor gives it several advantages over large conventional nuclear power plant designs. Here, Vincent Zabielski, senior lawyer at Pillsbury Shaw Pittman, looks at what the future might hold for SMRs.