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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From 1980 to 1985 he was the Tokyo-based Asia bureau chief of Southam News, in which capacity he covered the commissioning of the first CANDU reactor in Korea.
Clearly the long bilateral frigidity stemming from Indian exploitation of its Canadian-supplied Candu reactor to complement their initial nuclear weapons program has ended.
Whatever the merits of nuclear energy, its future in Canada will be decided by actual orders, both foreign and domestic, for AECUs new advanced CANDU reactor (ACR).
In fact, there are various direct and indirect subsidies that Canadian taxpayers have to absorb almost every time a CANDU reactor is sold.
We recently indicated to the Health and Safety Executive that we intend to seek design acceptance for the ACR-1000 Advanced CANDU Reactor and we plan to formally apply to be pre-licensed through the Generic Design Assessment process shortly.
Officials said that both units at Chashma, the 137-megawatt Candu reactor at Karachi, as well as two research reactors at the Pakistan Institute of Science and Technology are now under safeguards.
Scientists say a Canadian CANDU reactor used by Argentina is the most feasible for Venezuela as it would require no complex fuel enrichment and uses only natural uranium.
By all accounts, the Advanced Candu technology is as good as or better than anything else in the market, But, the bad press of the earlier models haunts the company, It has yet to sell a single Advanced Candu reactor.
13) but no attempt is made to compare them to subsidies which have helped other regions, such as the $16 billion to the CANDU reactor program (Macdonald 1985: II-99).
Canada has developed the CANDU reactor, and is also a major producer and exporter of uranium.
Candu said that each advanced fuel Candu reactor (AFCR) can use the spent fuel from four light water reactors, creating a large potential market.
Besides uranium exports, Canada is looking for its 1200-MWe class Advanced CANDU reactor as a good fit for the Indian nuclear programme due to its size and localisation potential.