CANDU reactor

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CANDU reactor

[¦kan¦dü rē‚ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A type of nuclear reactor that uses natural uranium as fuel, hot pressurized heavy water as coolant, and cool unpressurized heavy water as moderator; utilizes pressurized tubes to contain the fuel and circulating coolant.
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The fuel bundle is then ready to be placed into a CANDU nuclear reactor.
1 /PRNewswire/ -- Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) today announced that New Brunswick Power is taking advantage of the unique design feature of the CANDU nuclear reactor that allows its operating life to be easily extended.
EDC has financed CANDU nuclear reactor sales to China, South Korea, Romania, Argentina and Turkey, as well as food irradiation sales to Algeria.
CANDU nuclear reactor designs, operation and fuel cycle
17 /PRNewswire/ -- Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), designers of the world class CANDU nuclear reactor system, announced that its CANDU Unit 1 in Qinshan China has reached full power December 17, 2002.
Formed in 1967, it has more than 30 years of expertise with the CANDU nuclear reactor design, specializing in the fields of nuclear power, heavy water and radioactive waste management.
The ECGD (Britain's equivalent to the Ex-Im Bank) has backed two plants in China, and Canada's ECD is backing the sale of Candu nuclear reactors to Korea, Romania, and China -- despite the fact that seven Candu models were shut down in Ontario for safety reasons.
The Canadian proposal to build two CANDU nuclear reactors in China could be regarded as a policy to reduce CO2 emissions because the reactors could replace equivalent coal-fired power plants.
5 billion deal to sell the country two CANDU nuclear reactors.
Bruce Power, located near Kincardine, Ontario, Canada, is the largest nuclear facility in North America, and second largest in the world, comprised of eight CANDU nuclear reactors with a total output capability of 7,276 megawatts.
Heavy water is a valuable commodity for the Candu nuclear reactors designed by Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd (AECL).
The Bruce plants consist of eight Candu nuclear reactors, four of which are operating (Bruce B - 3,140 megawatts) and four of which are currently out of service (Bruce A - 3,076 megawatts).