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 KANUPP-2 and KANUPP-3 are based on the model of CANDU nuclear reactor and under China's investment in civilian nuclear program.
The fuel bundle is then ready to be placed into a CANDU nuclear reactor.
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
This article examines the reasons for this bias and related issues concerning the political economy of Canada's CANDU nuclear reactor.
Canada's Port Hope plant is the only uranium conversion facility in the country producing uranium hexafluoride (UF6) and the only commercial supplier of natural uranium dioxide (UO2) conversion services needed to produce fuel for Candu nuclear reactors.
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 Court of Appeal has rejected a motion that would have closed to the public parts of a court challenge by the Sierra Club against the sale of two CANDU nuclear reactors to China.
Public confidence in the federal government's commitment to apply CEAA to all significant undertakings has been damaged by several cases, including the November 1996 decision of the ministers of International Trade and Finance not to conduct an environmental assessment on the sale of two CANDU nuclear reactors to China, supported by a $1.
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.