Thursday, July 28, 2011

AECL News Release on Korean CANDU Return to Service

News Releases - Korean CANDU® Reactor Back Online

The Wolsong reactor retube outage was completed in 839 days, during which KHNP conducted various refurbishment activities. Earlier this year, AECL completed its work on a CANDU reactor (Bruce A, Unit 2) at the Bruce Power Generating Station in Ontario, Canada. AECL is nearing completion on its Bruce A, Unit 1 retube and work at the Point Lepreau Generating Station in New Brunswick, Canada is currently on track to meet its revised schedule.


CANDU reactors are designed to undergo a retube to help utilities extend the life of their reactor as opposed to decommissioning it and replacing it with a new one, or finding replacement energy sources that are often more expensive, less accessible and not as environmentally friendly.

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