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AtkinsRéalis adds L3Harris as a CANDU ambassador

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The Canadians for CANDU campaign calls on the federal and provincial governments to support the only made-in-Canada nuclear technology on the market to help the country reach net-zero and support a thriving domestic nuclear ecosystem.

MONTREAL — AtkinsRéalis, a professional services and project management company with offices around the world, welcomes L3Harris as a new ambassador in support of the Canadians for CANDU campaign.

The Canadians for CANDU campaign was launched on February 28, 2024. Spearheaded by Co-Chairs Jean Chrétien and former Ontario Premier Mike Harris, the campaign promotes the deployment of CANDU® nuclear technology at home and abroad in support of Canadian and global efforts to reach net-zero emissions.

“I would like to thank L3Harris for their leadership in Canada’s world-class nuclear sector and their support for CANDU technology,” said Joe St. Julian, President, Nuclear, AtkinsRéalis. “This growing movement positions Canada as a global clean energy champion, while promoting a domestic nuclear industry that Canadians can be proud of.”

“We are proud to join other nuclear industry leaders in communicating the significant benefits of CANDU technology,” said Rich Foster, Vice Present, L3Harris Canada. “Our Montreal, Quebec site has been developing operator training simulators and plant control computers for CANDU plants for more than 50 years. This CANDU heritage has served as a foundation for L3Harris’ continued innovation and global access, in both CANDU and other non-CANDU nuclear power markets.”

CANDU technology uses natural uranium and tries to push a nuclear ecosystem that supports over 76,000 stable and well-remunerated jobs across a wide variety of professional and skilled trades fields.

CANDU technology reportedly coproduces the medical isotopes that are used in cancer-fighting treatments and the sterilization of medical devices. The current CANDU fleet in Ontario reportedly produces 50% of the world’s supply of Cobalt-60, which is used for medical device sterilization.

CANDU intellectual property is owned by the federal government. It is a national strategic asset critical to the energy transition, supporting significant economic opportunities for Canadians.

The Canadians for CANDU campaign calls on the federal and provincial governments to support the only made-in-Canada nuclear technology on the market to help the country reach net-zero and support a thriving domestic nuclear ecosystem.

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