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 Canadian Supercritical Water-cooled Reactor (SCWR) design is the result of the fusion of a CANDU reactor and a Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) [1].
The Candu reactor design also has inherent safety features as defences against severe accidents.
Their work led directly to the nuclear program in Canada, culminating in the unique CANDU reactor design that today leads the world in safety and performance (and runs half of Ontario).
(formerly CANATOM NPM), which provides "a complete range of services to the nuclear industry in Canada and around the world" (SNC-Lavalin n.d.), and Candu Energy, which was established when SNC-Lavalin acquired the CANDU Reactor Division of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL).
--Selling the CANDU reactor division of AECL to a private company.
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.
Known as Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (KANUPP), the commercial power plant is a small 137MW CANDU reactor, a Canadian pressurized heavy water reactor.
The main part of the plant is designed on the model of CHASMA Nuclear Power Plant and Candu Reactor.
Clearly the long bilateral frigidity stemming from Indian exploitation of its Canadian-supplied Candu reactor to complement their initial nuclear weapons program has ended.
With every sale--or potential sale--of a CANDU reactor, there is a clash of some variation of these for and against arguments.
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.