Who we are

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) is a federal Crown corporation responsible for managing Canada's radioactive waste liabilities and enabling nuclear science and technology.

We deliver our mandate through a contractual arrangement with Canadian National Energy Alliance (CNEA) for the management and operation of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) under a Government-owned, Contractor-operated (GoCo) model. 

Under the GoCo model, AECL leverages its facilities, assets and intellectual property by bringing to bear private-sector rigour in the operation of the nuclear laboratories through the contract with CNEA. Details related to the work of CNL and the services it provides to AECL, industry and academia can be found on the CNL website.

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