What is a small modular reactor?
Small modular reactors, or SMRs, use fission to create heat that generates energy like traditional nuclear reactors.
They’re designed to be smaller than a traditional reactor.
They vary in size and the power they produce.
What about regulation?
The CNSC has been providing feedback to companies for several years through the pre-licensing vendor design review process.
Big or small and no matter the technology, the CNSC’s role is to regulate the nuclear industry and protect the health and safety of the public and the environment.
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Government of Canada