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Four provinces to sign memorandum of understanding to explore small nuclear reactors

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WATCH: Premiers Doug Ford, Blaine Higgs, Scott Moe and Jason Kenney held a virtual press conference on Wednesday regarding Alberta joining Ontario, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan in exploring the feasibility of small modular nuclear reactors as a clean energy option. The premiers shared remarks on the opportunities for jobs and clean energy this could potentially provide. – Apr 14, 2021

Alberta is to join three other provinces to explore the feasibility of small modular nuclear reactors as a clean energy option.

Jason Kenney, along with premiers of Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, are to sign a memorandum of understanding Wednesday related to exploring small-scale nuclear technology.

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The Alberta government said in August that it would enter into the agreement to help diversify its energy sector.

All four provinces oppose the federally mandated carbon tax.

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Alberta says small modular reactors could supply non-emitting, low-cost energy for remote areas in the province as well as industries that need steam such as the oilsands.

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It says the units are smaller than traditional nuclear reactors with lower upfront capital costs and enhanced safety features.

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