An Ontario nuclear power company is getting $20 million from Ottawa to try to get its new small modular reactor in line with Canada's safety regulations
The Canadian government took a tentative step forward on its national small modular reactor (SMR) plan on Thursday, with an investment to help an Ontario company edge closer to commercializing its reactor technology.
The nuclear industry has been stalled for years now, struggling to compete with cheaper forms of power and viewed as suspect ever since the accidents at Fukushima, Chernobyl and Three Mile Island.
The Alberta government says it plans to join three other provinces in exploring small-scale nuclear technology.
Saskatchewan is taking another step in its march to bring small modular nuclear technology to the province.
Several public-interest groups are calling for a suspension of federal decision-making on radioactive-waste disposal until Canada has stronger policies in place.
Canada has received words of praise for its emergency preparedness system across all levels of government and its implementation of safety standards in nuclear and radiological emergency.
The long list of 22 municipalities and Indigenous communities willing to consider hosting a deep hole to store high-level nuclear waste has been whittled down to three.