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Canadian nuclear leaders collaborate on nuclear decommissioning

Agreement will drive economic opportunities in Canada and abroad

May 14, 2021  by CM Staff

OPG’s Pickering Nuclear Generating Station – Canadian Nuclear Leaders Collaborate on Nuclear Decommissioning (CNW Group/Ontario Power Generation Inc.)

PICKERING, Ont. — 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.

This collaboration agreement brings together three of the biggest players in the Canadian nuclear industry to:

  • build on Ontario’s extensive nuclear industry expertise and highly skilled workforce to drive best practices and innovation to deliver safe, cost-effective and timely nuclear decommissioning projects;
  • explore the potential for international decommissioning-related opportunities for the Canadian nuclear industry; and,
  • identify future skills needs and gaps, and develop plans to fill any such gaps, building skills sets that could be leveraged for projects in Canada and abroad.

Working together, the three organizations will advance studies and planning that will help create Canadian jobs and cement nuclear’s role in creating a carbon-free future.

The collaboration positions the three organizations’ highly skilled workforce and well-established Canadian supply chain to support the decommissioning of CANDU reactors around the world.

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