Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

Driving Nuclear
Opportunity
for Canada

 

AECL’s vision is to realize value to Canadians by driving nuclear innovation, creating a state-of-the-art nuclear campus, and cleaning up our legacy wastes.

“The AECL staff have a unique set of skills dedicated to pursuing value for Canada from world-leading nuclear science and technology, and effective environmental remediation.”

— Richard Sexton,

President and Chief Executive Officer

Sites under the responsibility
of AECL across Canada

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Northern Transportation Route

AECL is working with CNL and engaging with local communities and Indigenous groups to establish clean-up plans for all remaining sites at certain points along the Northern Transportation Route.
Northern Transportation Route
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Whiteshell Laboratories

The Whiteshell Laboratories, in Pinawa, Manitoba, is a former research site that is currently being decommissioned.
Whiteshell Laboratories
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Douglas Point Reactor

The Douglas Point reactor is a shutdown prototype nuclear power reactor owned by AECL and located in Kincardine, Ontario.
Douglas Point Reactor
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Port Hope Area Initiative

The Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) represents the Government of Canada’s commitment to clean-up and safely manage historic low-level radioactive waste currently located in the municipalities of Port Hope and Clarington.
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Chalk River Laboratories

The Chalk River Laboratories are Canada’s largest science and technology complex. The objective is to revitalize the site and transform it into a world-class, state of-the-art nuclear science and technology campus.
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Gentilly-1 Power Reactor

Gentilly-1 is a shutdown prototype nuclear reactor owned by AECL and located in Bécancour, Quebec.
Gentilly-1 Power Reactor
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Nuclear Power Demonstration Site

The NPD reactor was Canada’s first nuclear power reactor to supply electricity to the electrical distribution grid and served as an important training facility for reactor engineers and operators. It has been shut down for more than 30 years and plans are being proposed for its safe decommissioning.
Nuclear Power Demonstration Site