Mr. Gilles, personally I market advanced nukes.
How the AECL is playing the energy game is wrong.
AECL coddles by ineptitude a flawed strategy it does not educate the
public on its craft and science and lets
irrational anti-nuke propaganda rules the media. Such as AGW in
I prefer to argue nuclear power on its merits. It is a cleaner more
efficient energy source with less of a foot print than
other sources. But lame-stream media in N. America is adverse to
nuclear because everyone knows the false premise; 'nukes are evil'.
The politic Canadiana is, "Whatever big oil & mining want,
big oil & mining gets". The sad fact is milling interests
with increasing U prices rule nuke technology in Canada. Reality is
the Canadian nuclear industry is a one-trick-pony and that's not going to change
Government wants to starve nuclear out of Canada because it dances with its
hydrocarbon buddies leaving nuclear technology high tech
educational opportunities out of curriculums in Canadian schools
because there are no jobs in a vacant industry.
The industry advocates big NPPs which has its consequences
like, construction delays @Point Lepreau CANDU-6, 'open cycle' fuel
regime large >1000MWe NPPs single
service high water use rankin cycle reactor class.
I don't think that's the future for nuclear in Canada.
Small Modular Reactor SMR's 'closed cycle', brayton cycle
multi-service for the 300-800MWe long term without on-site refuel small
class seem more tailored to Canadian industrial and social demands.
Small reactor tech can also be used for emergency power in intermittent
electrical energy starved national grids, earthquake electrical power loss
relif as a "Nuclear Barge" tech and as serious arctic policy
for community industrial integration
development programs with SMR NPPs and nuke powered icebreakers.
For example, STAR-H2 and Hyperion Power Reactors using ceramic UN,
TRISO fueled Fixed Bed Nuclear Reactor FBNR, SVBR-75/100 these reactors are
examples of the future.
Nuke science and industry should be focusing on efficiency, safety,
security, and value for business operations and residential reduced
These issues are unfortunately kept out of the public dialog in
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Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:28
Subject: [cdn-nucl-l] Atmea1 reactor
design has been put to the Canadian regulator as a first step towards
deployment in the country
Any comment ?
ideas for Atmea1 deployment
23 February 2011
reactor design has been put to the Canadian regulator as a first step towards
deployment in the country.
the move late yesterday. It founded Atmea with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and
Atmea1 is to be the joint venture's first offering to commercial power
companies. It is positioned as a 'mid sized' pressurized water reactor
producing 1100 MWe. It features long operation cycles, short refuelling
outages and the load-following ability to adjust power output by 5% per
Nuclear Safety Commission did not comment on the submission of Atmea1 for
pre-project design review. The province of New Brunswick has proposed a 'clean
energy park' that would feature nuclear and renewable power generation. A
letter of intent to this effect mentioning a possible mid-sized reactor was
signed by provincial officials, Areva and utility NB Power in July last
for Atmea include countries preparing to use nuclear power for the first time.
Areva told a December 2010 meeting with nuclear journalists that it is
discussing possible deployment of Atmea1 in Jordan in conjunction with
France's Nuclear Policy Council reported to President Nicolas Sarkozy that
Areva should be directed to concentrate on deploying Atmea1 with a potential
first unit in France.
In February last
year GDF-Suez proposed to build an Atmea1 unit at either Tricastin or Marcoule
to operate from about 2020, while France's Nuclear Safety Authority is working
on a review of the design's safety features.
by World Nuclear
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