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A nuclear reactor of a Canadian design in which the fuel is unenriched uranium oxide clad in zircaloy and the coolant and moderator is heavy water.
- ‘Hints from the SKP that it might reopen the province to a Candu nuclear industry likely reinforced the polarization of the vote to the benefit of Calvert.’
- ‘In the case of Canada it was estimated that the specific overnight cost of a twin Candu 9 plant is 75% of the specific overnight cost of single Candu 6.’
- ‘The following day it staged a photo opportunity for the signing of a memorandum with AECL (Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd) which designs and makes Candu nuclear plants.’
- ‘The United Nations Energy Agency can confirm that there is no evidence that any country has ever used material from a Candu reactor to make nuclear weapons.’
From Can(ada) + the initial letters of deuterium and uranium.
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