Continuing Lecturer at the Stratford School of Interaction Design & Business, Paul Doherty and President of Ayr Nuclear Consulting, James C. Smith examine the history of nuclear development in Canada: what lead us down our own unique path in nuclear development?
Some start-ups are promoting “advanced small nuclear reactors (SMRs)”, but the real costs of engineering and licensing, regulatory and construction uncertainties, remote site locations produce costs and risks far beyond anything sustainable.
The Government of Canada is being petitioned by organizations such as CNL (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Inc., formerly AECL Research Division in Chalk River, ON) and the Canadian Nuclear Association to fund a major SMR development program despite ongoing development work in China, USA, Russia, Korea, Argentina and other countries, by organizations with the resources and funding to complete the development.
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