Canada celebrates 50 years of nuclear power generation

On June 4th, 1962, in Rolphton, Ontario, the Nuclear Power Demonstration (NPD) reactor began supplying electricity to the Ontario grid. Today, Candu nuclear reactors supply 15 percent of Canada’s electricity and almost 60 percent in Ontario alone.

Candu Energy Inc. joined Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL) and the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) June 4, 2012 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of nuclear power generation in Canada.

In the past 50 years, Canada has grown its Candu nuclear fleet to include 20 reactors.

In May, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) completed Phase 2 of a Pre-Project Design Review of the Enhanced Candu 6 (EC6) reactor.

Candu is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin Inc (TSX: SNC).

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