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Canada / Budget Plan Proposes CAD120 Million For Activities Related To SMR Development

By David Dalton
20 April 2022

Nuclear industry says document outlines ‘first explicit financial support’
Budget Plan Proposes CAD120 Million For Activities Related To SMR Development
OPG is planning the first grid-scale GEH BWRX-300 SMR plant at Darlington in Ontario by 2028. Courtesy GEH.
Canada’s 2022 budget plan, published earlier this month, includes nearly CAD120m (USD100m, €88m) for Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to support activities related to small modular reactor development, such as nuclear waste reduction, building SMR regulatory capacity and creating a fuel supply chain.

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