NSERC, CNSC invest $9.4M into reactor research


The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) have awarded $9.4M to 29 research projects focused on small modular reactors. The funding—which will be provided over three years—will be used to address research challenges and knowledge gaps such as how to manage risks and cybersecurity for SMRs in remote locations, how to protect the environment around SMRs, and what implications there are for humans working with SMRs. “The international community is watching Canada as we embark on the regulation of SMRs,” said CNSC President Rumina Velshi. “Through collaborative efforts such as this, we are laying the vital groundwork for a safer, cleaner, and more sustainable energy future.”