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Canadian nuclear companies collaborate on nuclear decommissioning


Environment

May 17, 2021
By Maryam Farag


Industries

Photo: Ontario Power Generation’s Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability.

Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability (CCNS), Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and SNC-Lavalin have signed a collaboration agreement on nuclear decommissioning.

“As the owner of the largest reactor fleet in Canada, OPG will play a leading role in providing sustainable solutions for decommissioning to benefit the environment, economy, community and industry,” said Carla Carmichael, Vice-President, Decommissioning Strategy and Lead, OPG’s Centre for CCNS. “The solutions we develop through this group will be applied not only in Pickering, post commercial operations, but have the potential to be used internationally and create jobs and opportunities for Canada’s nuclear industry at home and abroad.”

This collaboration agreement will build on Ontario’s nuclear industry expertise and workforce to deliver nuclear decommissioning projects; explore the potential for international decommissioning-related opportunities for the Canadian nuclear industry; and identify future skills needs and gaps to build skills sets that could be leveraged for projects in Canada and abroad.

“For decades, CNL has served as a trusted partner to Canada’s nuclear utilities in the delivery of pioneering research in clean energy,” said Kristan Schruder, Deputy VP and General Manager, Environmental Remediation Management, CNL. “We are excited to expand and grow our relationship through this agreement, working hand-in-hand with OPG and SNC-Lavalin to explore opportunities for improvements in decommissioning, nuclear safety and environmental stewardship.”

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