Mission-Ready Science and Technology Infrastructure
Expected Result: Scientists and engineers from AECL and its partner organizations have access to licensed facilities and services that enable nuclear innovation and production in a safe campus environment that is fully compliant with all legislation for conducting nuclear-related activities.
This Program Activity invests in people, plant and processes to achieve safe, reliable and efficient availability of AECL's science and technology infrastructure, while assuring the health and safety of employees, the local community and the environment. There are five sub-activities in this PA, described below:
- NRU (National Research Universal) Reactor Readiness ensures Canada's largest and most versatile research reactor is available and operated safely and compliantly in support of science and technology programs.
- Nuclear Facilities Readiness ensures all other nuclear facilities and laboratories are safe, operational and accessible to conduct science and technology programs. These facilities are categorized as follows: materials science, chemical science, biological science, radiation science, and equipment testing.
- Nuclear Waste Management Readiness provides integrated management of radioactive liquid and solid wastes resulting from execution of program activities.
- Non-Nuclear Facility Readiness represents variety of services to support the success of the NL such as supply chain, provision of maintenance, managing engineering changes, and executing major projects.
- Provision of Real Property and Municipal Services provides safe, reliable work environments through prudent investment and management of real property assets enabling all AECL PAA sub-activities to deliver their programs.