Energy & Power
OPG launching Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability
By Anthony Capkun
July 22, 2020 – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is launching the Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability in Pickering, Ont., which will “attract skilled jobs, innovative businesses and economic development to Durham Region, as well as advance solutions for minimizing nuclear materials and recycling clean materials”.
“OPG and the nuclear industry in Ontario are already recognized for their excellence in the safe and reliable operation of CANDU nuclear stations,” said Carla Carmichael, vice-president of Nuclear Decommissioning Strategies for OPG. “The Centre will integrate collaboration and research to identify innovative solutions in the nuclear sector while also supporting the work underway to prepare for decommissioning the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.”
With participation from the wider industry, OPG says the new centre will operate as a hub to:
• Leverage and coordinate Ontario’s vast talents and competencies to make Canada a world leader in nuclear decommissioning.
• Advance solutions for nuclear materials, with a continuing emphasis on minimizing its environmental footprint.
• Create economic growth in Ontario and a significant number of highly skilled jobs over the next several years.
• Mobilize Ontario’s strong nuclear supply chain to develop tooling required for nuclear decommissioning.
• Collaborate by forming partnerships with the industry, community, local businesses, academia, Indigenous communities and global entities to discover research, development and export opportunities for nuclear energy solutions.