Media advisory - Canadian Nuclear Society meeting in Toronto June 1-4

    TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - The Canadian Nuclear Society (
will hold its annual conference at the Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre, Sunday
to Wednesday, June 1-4, 2008.
    "Sustainable Development Through Nuclear Technology" is the theme for
this year's gathering of over 400 nuclear industry experts and exhibitors from
across Canada and around the world. This theme reflects a growing recognition
of nuclear technology's potential to meet economic and environmental targets.
Although many of these attractions are short-term in nature, they stem from a
broader potential of nuclear technology to drive all aspects of development
(social, environmental, economic) in a sustainable fashion, including
sustainability of fissile fuel resources themselves.
    It is fitting that this year's conference is being held in Ontario, the
birthplace of Canada's nuclear program and home to a fleet of home-grown CANDU
reactors generating over half of the province's electricity supply. It is also
a province in the midst of an important decision to site and construct new
nuclear generation, in order to sustainably meet its growing electricity
    Topics for discussion at this conference will include: the nuclear
renaissance in Canada and around the world, recent developments at Canadian
utilities, plans for plant refurbishment and new build, and uranium supply and
enrichment issues. For business, energy, and science reporters this conference
offers an insight into major nuclear projects and an opportunity to meet
leaders in the nuclear sector.
    A few of the many conference highlights are listed below.

    Monday, June 2:

    Plenary I: "Sustainable Development-What Does It Mean; How Do We Achieve

    09:00-10:30 (3x 30 min.)

    (*) "Nuclear Recycle", Bill Hannum, ex-USDOE
    (*) "Pressure Tube Reactors and a Sustainable Energy Future: the Ultra
Development Path", Romney Duffey, Principal Scientist, AECL

    11:00-Noon (2 x 30 min.)

    (*) "Nuclear Regulation and Gen-III Reactors", John Waddington, ex-Director
General, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
    (*) "Hydrogen Energy and Sustainability: Overview and the Role for Nuclear
Energy", Marc Rosen, Professor, Engineering and Applied Science, UOIT


    (*) W.B. Lewis Lecture (luncheon speaker): "Canada's Oil Sands: Nuclear
Power in an Integrated Energy Economy", Eddy Isaacs, Executive Director,
Alberta Energy Research Institute


    President's Plenary: "Implementing Adaptive Phase Management for Canada's
Used Nuclear Fuel"

    17:40-19:00 (3 x 25 min.)

    (*) "Implementing Adaptive Phased Management for Canada's Used Nuclear
Fuel", Frank King, Nuclear Waste Management Organisation
    (*) "What's the Rest of the World Doing with Its Spent Fuel?", Tom Isaacs,
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    (*) "What Canadians are telling Us about Used Fuel Long Term Management",
Jo-Ann Facella, Nuclear Waste Management Organisation

    Tuesday, June 3:

    Plenary II: "Human Resources and Infrastructure-Meeting the Challenge"


    (*) "COG: Delivering for CANDU Owners", John Froats, president, CANDU
Owners' Group (COG)
    (*) "Tacit Knowledge Emergence", Bill Garland, Executive Director, UNENE

    16: 00-16:30

    (*) "Human Resources - Meeting the Challenge An Organization of CANDU
Industries Perspective", Martyn Wash, President, Organization of CANDU
Industries (OCI)
    (*) "Women and the Nuclear Talent Pool: Myths and Perspectives on the
Present and Future", Barb Keenan, VP Nuclear HR and Employee Safety, OPG and
Susan Brissette, President, WiN Canada

    Wednesday, June 4:

    Plenary III: "Nuclear Technologies Supporting Sustainable Development"


    (*) "ACR-1000 Update", Ala Alizadeh, Vice President Marketing, AECL.
    (*) "AP1000 Update", Bob Pearce, Director, Global AP1000 Business
Development, Westinghouse


    (*) "EPR Update", Armand Laferrere, President, AREVA Canada Inc.


    (*) Luncheon Speaker: "CNSC Future Directions", Dr Michael Binder,
President, CNSC.
    (NOTE: Paper will be posted on CNSC website 4 June 2008.)

    The CNS is a not-for-profit organization representing over 1000
scientists, managers, operators, educators and other individuals interested in
effective communication of nuclear topics, both within the nuclear industry
and with the public.

For further information:

For further information: Jeremy Whitlock, cell phone: (613) 639-5261,
email:; or: Fred Boyd, cell phone: (613) 298-7149

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