Team CANDU is a consortium of companies formed in March 2006 under a four-year agreement to promote and build Candu nuclear power stations in Ontario.  The members of Team CANDU are Babcock & Wilcox (Canada), General Electric (Canada), Hitachi (Canada), SNC-Lavalin Nuclear and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL). 
Examining the Data
According to an International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) 2009 dataset in the Power Reactor Information System (PRIS), Canadian nuclear reactors are on average more than 27 years old (as of 1 March 2010). Normally, a nuclear reactor's operating lifetime is 40 to 60 years, which coincides with the 15 year replacement effort. This aging nuclear power complex is also echoed across the world with a vast majority of IAEA monitored reactors built more than 22 years ago.
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Related SourceWatch articles
- Team CANDU, "Leading Global Nuclear Suppliers Join Forces to Form "Team CANDU", Media Release, March 27, 2006.
- "Team CANDU", accessed September 2007.
- Press release, "Canada at the threshold of a bright nuclear future," CANDU Industries via CNW, October 28, 2008.
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