AECL provides update on NRU Planned Outage Activities
Chalk River Information Bulletin
(2012 May 16) The following information bulletin is in accordance with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited's (AECL) ongoing commitment to voluntary public disclosure of events related to the Chalk River Laboratories.
AECL reports that the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor was returned to operation, as planned, from its extended outage during the early morning of May 16.
The purpose of the 2012 planned outage was to perform annual vessel inspections and to complete maintenance work designed to enhance the reliability of NRU.
Prior to the start of the outage, facility users and the isotope community were notified well in advance and took steps to adjust their activities.
The NRU is currently operating at high power, producing medical isotopes and available to provide vital research and testing support to the science community, universities, and industry from across Canada and around the world.
Director, Corporate Communications