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The NRU in WANO

In our increasingly global world, it is important that Canadian companies build friendships and find partners around the world.  The National Research Universal (NRU) reactor at Chalk River, thanks to proactive work by AECL, recently became the first non-power nuclear reactor to achieve full membership to the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO).  This organization […]

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Environmental stewardship

One of the greatest concerns of the nuclear industry is the environmentally and human-friendly storage and disposal of spent nuclear fuel.  The people at Chalk River are well aware of this concern, and have helped to develop safe methods for nuclear waste management.  The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) granted AECL a 10-year licence for […]

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Supporting the Ottawa Valley

Throughout its long history, the surrounding communities have been highly supportive of the Chalk River Laboratories, and each year they try and give back to the greater community.  AECL’s head office was recently re-located, creating more than 80 new jobs in the Upper Ottawa Valley, on top of the more than 2,700 full-time staff already […]

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Safety and Security

In the post Cold-War international world, one of the top security concerns has been to stop the spread of nuclear weapons and nuclear materials to rogue states or terrorist groups.  Working alongside other Canadian defence partners, the hard-working staff at AECL has been helping develop advanced systems to ensure the safety and security of our […]

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Nuclear powered jobs

The Nuclear Industry is a vital part of Canada’s economy, with over 50 companies and over 70,000 full-time jobs across Canada at present and new companies constantly entering the industry.  One of these new companies is CANDU Energy Inc., which manufactures, sells, and exports Chalk River-invented and developed world-class CANDU nuclear reactors.  Recognizing the important […]

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Generating innovation instead of electricity

Partnerships between Universities and Industry are the engines of research in Canada, providing many of the innovations that help create jobs in Canada.  Over the past year, AECL and the Chalk River Laboratories have been actively searching for new partnerships with both universities and private industry across Canada.  Thanks to their tireless efforts, they have […]

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Chalk River Labs helped create an entire field of medicine

Thanks to innovations over the years by people at the NRU at Chalk River, cancer patients around the world are benefitting every day from nuclear medical imaging.  Over one-third of the world’s supply, and over half of Canada’s supply, of nuclear radio-isotopes used for these procedures come from Chalk River Laboratories.  Chalk River Labs has […]

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Chalk River Labs keep the Ottawa Valley pristine

Those who live in the Upper Ottawa Valley or along the Ottawa River know it is a pristine landscape with a diverse and thriving environment.  One of the top mission goals of the Chalk River Laboratories is to contribute field-leading nuclear research and life-saving nuclear medicine while protecting the environment surrounding the facilities.  Thanks to […]

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Chalk River Labs makes Canada & the World safer

Safety is the top concern of those working in the nuclear industry.  In 2011, Canadians witnessed first-hand the importance of safety in the nuclear industry after the tsunami and earthquakes in Japan.  In the wake of incidents at Fukushima, AECL and the Chalk River Laboratories reviewed their emergency plans and procedures to assure that they are well […]

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MP Cheryl Gallant Promotes Nuclear Industry in Parliament

MP Cheryl Gallant Promotes Nuclear Industry in Parliament

Ottawa, Ontario -“The Nuclear Industry in Canada needs to be more assertive when it comes to explaining that nuclear means more than clean, green-house gas free electricity,” stated Cheryl Gallant, MP. “Unfortunately, it seems to be only the negative stories get media play. I was very pleased by the response from other Parliamentarians to my […]

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