SMRs - headed for AB tarsands . . . ?

SMRs - headed for AB tarsands . . . ?

Postby Oscar » Wed May 22, 2019 2:43 pm

Small nuclear reactors could make Alberta's oilsands cleaner, industry experts suggest

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CBC May 21, 2019

Alberta's oilsands have been labelled as dirty by environmental activists and some politicians, but the sector might be able to clean up that reputation with help from the nuclear power industry.

Small, modular nuclear reactors could have the capacity to provide largely emission-free energy to oilsands facilities, a roadmap prepared last year by an intergovernmental committee and industry stakeholders suggests.

But cost and regulatory hurdles could be serious roadblocks.

John Stewart of the Canadian Nuclear Association says Alberta could be the ideal place to test the technology.

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