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Atomic Energy of Canada Limited Issues Update on Small Modular Reactors

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, the federal crown corporation that owns sites operated by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, issued an update on Small Modular Reactors. The full update is available here. An excerpt is provided in italicized text below.


AECL is participating in these discussions in order to further evaluate the viability and benefits of Global First Power’s proposal, which will be informed by additional due diligence. These negotiations are not an indication of project approval, and the proposal and proponent must satisfy further stringent evaluation.

In parallel to these negotiations, Global First Power has independently submitted an application to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Canada’s independent nuclear regulator, for a licence to prepare a site for a small modular reactor at the Chalk River Laboratories.

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