Definition of CANDU in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkanduː
, kanˈduː/
(also Candu)


  • 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.
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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.


from Can(ada) + the initial letters of deuterium and uranium.

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