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Are SMRs right for Saskatchewan? Five questions that still need answers.

PRESENTED BY: Dr. Jeremy Rayner (PhD), CSIP Director and Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

In recent months, Saskatchewan has moved closer to a decision on whether to replace its coal-fired electricity generation with nuclear power, most likely in the shape of small modular reactors (SMRs). The creation of the nuclear secretariat in the Ministry of Environment tasked with developing a plan for the deployment of SMRs was an important signal of intent in this respect. In recent weeks, JSGS and many other organizations have worked to raise public awareness about small reactors. But what are the key questions that the Government of Saskatchewan needs to ask before taking a decision? Dr. Jeremy Rayner will try to answer five of them. Do SMRs work? Are they safe? Will they be cost effective compared with other clean energy sources? Will Saskatchewan benefit beyond reduced emissions? Will the public approve?

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Thursday, April 15, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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This lecture will be delivered by Zoom. Please register at the link provided, and the Zoom connection details will be emailed to you.

Karen Jaster-Laforge