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The blossoming of cooperation between the U.S. and Canada
The United States and Canadian nuclear industries used to be an example of how two independent teams of engineers facing an identical problem—making electricity from uranium—could come up with completely different answers. In the 1950s, Canada began designing a reactor with tubes, heavy water, and natural uranium, while in the U.S. it was big pots of light water and enriched uranium.
But 80 years later, there is a remarkable convergence. The North American push for a new generation of nuclear reactors, mostly small modular reactors (SMRs), is becoming binational, with U.S. and Canadian companies seeking markets and regulatory certification on both sides of the border and in many cases sourcing key components in the other country.
Yuxuan Liu (University of Michigan), Robert K. Salko (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Kang-Seog Kim (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Xinyan Wang (University of Michigan), Matthew E. Kabelitz (University of Michigan), Sooyoung Choi (University of Michigan), Brendan M. Kochunas (University of Michigan), Benjamin S. Collins (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), William R. Martin (University of Michigan)
Proceedings | The Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors Virtual Meeting | November 16-19, 2020 | Pages 57-64