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.

Guest Speakers:

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.

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