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Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy
Nuclear Energy

Nuclear power is the largest non-hydro source of clean energy worldwide and supplies a significant part of Canada’s power requirements.  Whether it is dealing with conventional nuclear generation or small modular reactors (SMRs), Blakes Power lawyers will help you navigate the issues that arise in Canada’s nuclear industry.

Governments, owners, financiers, contractors and suppliers retain Blakes to provide a full range of advice relating to nuclear power generation, including with respect to new nuclear procurement, generating station refurbishment, facility decommissioning, and ongoing operations and maintenance. Clients regularly come to Blakes for advice on nuclear liability, regulatory compliance, nuclear governance and supply chain restrictions, as well as a variety of other matters impacting nuclear power producers and customers.

Our Power lawyers have been at the forefront of the nuclear sector for many years and bring recognized experience to our clients. Beyond providing advice, Blakes lawyers engage regularly with public and private nuclear industry clients on issues relating to nuclear policy in Canada.

Recent Experience
  • Azarga Uranium Corp. and Urz Energy Corp. on its merger to create a new U.S.-focused ISR (in situ recovery) uranium development company

  • Infrastructure Ontario on all aspects of the Ontario nuclear procurement project.

  • The Ontario Ministry of Energy on behalf of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) in relation to an agreement between the OPA and Bruce Power for the C$4.25-billion refurbishment and restart of four nuclear reactors.

  • A sovereign agency on the establishment of a legal and regulatory framework to introduce nuclear energy generation, a key component of the diversification of our client’s future energy supply options.