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[cdn-nucl-l] More than $177 billion of electricity; assumed 40 years of nuclear generation in Canada
CERI RELEASES FIRST STUDY IN 10 YEARS OF CANADA'S NUCLEAR INDUSTRY
The Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) released its findings on the
Economic Impact of Canada's Nuclear Industry in Canada. The study is the
most up-to-date overview of the Canadian nuclear industry including
electricity production, exports, investments, employment, uranium mining,
nuclear medicine and radioisotope production, CANDU technology and their
impacts on Canada's economy.
Highlights of the study include:
. The value of production of the nuclear industry (uranium production,
nuclear electricity generation, reactor sales and service, fuel and isotope
production, research and development) was about $5 billion in 2001.
. Canada's nuclear electricity generating capacity provided 14% of total
electricity in 2002.
. The impact of nuclear generated electricity on Gross Domestic Product for
Canada was some $2 billion in 2001.
. Exports of uranium, nuclear generated electricity, heavy water, reactor
fuel and isotopes were some $1.2 billion in 2001.
. Total employment in the nuclear industry in Canada was over 30,000 with
20,000 direct jobs and 10,000 indirect jobs created in association with the
. The Canadian Nuclear Association reports that the value of electricity
generated from nuclear power reactors in Canada over an assumed life span of
forty years is estimated to be in excess of $177 billion.
The full report is available at