Atomic Energy of Canada Limited


Chalk River Open House on August 12, 2017

Public invited to visit the Chalk River Laboratories on August 12, 2017

Chalk River, Ontario, CANADA, 2017 May 30 — Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) are throwing a party, and you’re invited! In celebration of the ongoing site revitalization, Canada’s 150th anniversary, the NRU’s 60th anniversary, and in recognition of all the great accomplishments being made by the people – past and present – who work at the laboratories, AECL and CNL are inviting the public to an “Open House” on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

“It has been five years since our last Open House, which saw over 2,000 people come through the gates of the Chalk River site. The Chalk River Laboratories campus is undergoing an exciting period of revitalization, made possible by a $1.2 billion investment in new facilities and infrastructure. This is a great time to come and see what CNL is up to,” explains Mark Lesinski, President and CEO of CNL.

The open house will feature demonstrations, tours of laboratories, heavy equipment displays, kids’ entertainment, a variety of food vendors, engaging presentations and lots more. Tours of the NRU and NPD reactor will also be offered. Space is limited on these tours, so early registration is encouraged.

In addition, to the new buildings and physical changes, CNL has recently introduced an exciting new direction for the organization’s science and technology program with a focus on seven strategic initiatives including the siting of a small modular reactor, and a breakthrough technology in the health care sector. This event will also provide a chance for visitors to learn more about the work in decommissioning and waste management, including the proposed Near Surface Disposal Facility and the proposed in situ decommissioning of the NPD reactor.

“There have been important changes at AECL and CNL over the past few years. We landed on our feet and have an exciting vision for the future of the Chalk River Laboratories. It’s time to celebrate with our host and surrounding communities,” said Richard Sexton, President and CEO of AECL.

Want to learn more?

Notice of Public Meeting

On May 8 2017, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) will hold a public meeting. The forum will provide an opportunity to learn about the company’s new governance model – the Government-owned, Contractor-operated model – as well as its plans for the future.

Claude Lajeunesse, Chair of the AECL Board of Directors, and Richard Sexton, President and CEO, will present at this meeting and will be available to answer questions from the public.

The meeting will take place in Deep River, Ontario. For those who cannot attend in person, it will also be webcasted live on this website.

Date and time:

May 8, 2017

19:00 -20:00 (EDT)


167 Brockhouse Way, Deep River, Ontario

Voyageur Room (please note that the venue is not wheelchair accessible)

Individuals joining via the live webcasting who wish to ask questions must provide their questions in advance of the meeting by sending them to no later than May 1, 2017. While not all questions may be addressed at the meeting, responses will be provided directly to requestors.

For more information, please contact