CNIC Webinar：Can Small Modular Reactors rescue nuclear power? An assessment from Canada
Last December, Ontario Power Generation (OPG), Canada, announced that it will work with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to deploy the BWR-X, a small modular reactor (SMR) designed by GE-Hitachi, by 2028. This is typical of the many claims these days about small modular nuclear reactors. Will SMRs be the savior of the nuclear industry, or is it just wishful thinking about nuclear power?
Our guests will discuss the problems associated with SMRs, regulatory and economic, as well as the challenges these pose for equity and justice. Questions from participants are welcome.
M.V. Ramana, Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security and Director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver
Kerrie Blaise, Northern Services Legal Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association
Moderator: Hajime Matsukubo (CNIC Bureau Chief)
March 3, 2022, 10:00 am in Japan
March 2, 2022, 8:00pm in Toronto
March 2, 2022, 5:00pm in Vancouver
The webinar is free but please register at
It will also be simultaneously broadcast on YouTube
Consecutive interpretation (English/Japanese) will be provided.