Good question Andrew – wish I knew the answer !
Obviously, this is going to be a high-level decision.
I’m not hearing much optimism though – particularly in light of the “restructuring” (read “destruction”) of AECL.
I suspect that few people would be surprised at a cancellation of the G-2 refurb project – in spite of all the work that’s already been done: Anything is possible in Harpoland (except of course gov’t promotion of Canadian technology & know-how, other than oil sands development by foreign investors….).
Have a great weekend !
From: email@example.com.McMaster.CA [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.McMaster.CA] On Behalf Of Andrew Daley
Sent: July-29-11 5:32 PM
To: JERRY CUTTLER
Cc: Canadian Nuclear Discussion List
Subject: [cdn-nucl-l] Re: [cdn-nucl-l] Fw: Hydro-Québec and the CNSC sign protocol for the restart of Gentilly-2
It appears to me that this agreement is a " bridging strategy" for the licensing period between now and the scheduled beginning of the refurbishment outage.
This is required due to the postponement of the refurbishment...
Of course, I don't work for hydro Quebec... can anyone confirm what this represents?
On 2011-07-29 5:18 PM, "JERRY CUTTLER" <email@example.com> wrote:
> For G-2 retube-refurbishment for another 30 years of operation!
> --- On Fri, 7/29/11, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
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> Subject: Hydro-Québec and the CNSC sign protocol for the restart of Gentilly-2
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Friday, July 29, 2011, 3:11 PM
> On June 24, 2011, Hydro-Québec and the CNSC signed a protocol on the operation of the gentilly-2 nuclear power reactor and radioactive waste facility. The objective is to describe the activities to be undertaken in order to support the restart of the Gentilly-2 nuclear generation station and return it to operation in 2012. The protocol, valid until December 2011, highlights the collaboration between Hydro-Québec and the CNSC’s senior management, and sets out the framework within which both organizations will work.
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