Nuclear technology to power mines being researched by Sudbury scientist


Franç​​​​​​​ois Caron says using nuclear technology to power mines is ‘a very nice match’


Franç​​​​​​​ois Caron is the Bruce Power Chair in Energy Systems at the Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation or MIRARCO and also a professor at Laurentian University. (Markus Schwabe/CBC)

A Sudbury scientist is leading research into the idea of powering remote mines with small nuclear reactors.

“The nuclear industry needs customers [and] the mining industry needs clean power,” François Caron, the Bruce Power Chair in Energy Systems at the Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation or MIRARCO said.

“So the two of them being put together is a very nice match.”

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