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Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick to develop modular nuclear technology

The governments of Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) committing their provinces to the development and deployment of a new type of nuclear technology, known as small modular reactors (SMRs).

The decision by premiers Doug Ford, Scott Moe and Blaine Higgs is meant to help the provinces reduce their carbon emissions while moving away from the use of non-renewable energy sources such as coal.

The official communique signed on Dec. 1 states the three provinces will “work together to explore new, cutting-edge technology in nuclear power generation to provide carbon-free, affordable, reliable, and safe energy, while helping us unlock economic potential across Canada, including rural and remote regions.”

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