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Society President Attends Canada/Romania Nuclear Announcement

October 20, 2023


Society President Michelle Johnston attended the announcement of Canada’s support for Romanian energy security and climate action. The federal government announced $3 billion in export financing to support Canadian jobs and business activity in Romania’s nuclear sector.

According to the Canadian federal government, Nuclear cooperation has been a pillar of Canada's relationship with Romania. Romania plans to build two new Canada deuterium uranium (CANDU) nuclear reactors.

The construction of these two CANDU-6 reactors will:

  • support economic activity across Canada's nuclear sector and the broader power sector;
  • drive down emissions while helping Romania phase out coal power by 2032;
  • add 1,400 megawatts of clean, non-emitting electricity production capacity to Romania's grid; and
  • unlock Romania's potential to become a regional hub for secure energy in the face of Russian energy intimidation while enabling support for Moldova and Ukraine.

Both Romania and Canada are taking active and ambitious steps to combat climate change while delivering affordable, reliable and clean power to communities. Society-supported nuclear energy is an important contributor to Canada's clean energy supply and will continue to play an important role for many regions in a net-zero world.


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