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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GEH-C has more than 60 years of extensive experience and innovation in the supply of nuclear fuel and fuel channel components, services, equipment and parts for the CANDU nuclear power industry.
"One opportunity that Candu raises is the ability to deal with the range of materials that make up the stockpile," says TimFox, the IMechE's outgoing head of energy and environment, who helped to oversee the assessment.
With more than 1,600 stores in Zhejiang province alone, CandU group's business activities in the retail sector make it one of the leading retail companies in Zhejiang region and among the top 100 chain retailers in China.
Despite arrests and scandal at SNC-Lavalin, no allegations have yet emerged of bribery and corruption specific to either Candu Energy Inc.
A reactor design such as CANDU will have multiple ways to shut the reactor core down rapidly, multiple ways to cool the fuel, and, if necessary, "passive" back up processes that rely on natural forces like gravity.
Candu Energy is a full-service nuclear technology firm providing nuclear power reactors and nuclear products and services to customers world-wide.
At the time Japanese bureaucrats said no to CANDU, Japan's U.S.-designed light water reactors of the type then already in operation at Fukushima were down for maintenance or refuelling for as long as six months a year.
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.
The worst impact fell on India's nuclear power programme which was based on the CANDU ( Canada Deuterium Uranium) reactor.
Unfortunately the budget also includes the sale of the CANDU reactor Division of AECL, in all likelihood to a foreign corporation.