CNSC Approves Renewal of AECL's Operating Licence for Dedicated Isotope Facility



    CHALK RIVER, ON, Oct. 26 /CNW/ - Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL)
is pleased to report that the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has
approved its application to renew the Operating Licence for AECL's Dedicated
Isotope Facilities (DIF). The renewed licence is valid until October 31, 2011.
    DIF consists of the MAPLE reactors and associated New Processing Facility
located at AECL's Chalk River Laboratories.
    "We want to thank all of the community leaders and stakeholders who
continue to publicly support AECL in our licensing efforts," said AECL
Vice-President & Chief Nuclear Officer Brian McGee. "We greatly appreciate
their level of support for and interest in AECL and we will continue to engage
in dialogue with the public and interest groups throughout the new licence
period."
    In particular, AECL wishes to acknowledge the support received at the
Hearing by the Canadian Nuclear Workers' Council, Town of Deep River, MDS
Nordion, County of Renfrew, Fire Department of the Corporation of the Town of
Laurentian Hills, Renfrew County Catholic District School Board, Town of
Petawawa, City of Pembroke, J.A.G. Severin, Pembroke Regional Hospital,
Renfrew County District United Way, Deep River District United Way and the
Renfrew County District School Board.

    About AECL

    AECL is a full-service nuclear technology company providing services to
nuclear utilities around the world. Established in 1952, AECL is the designer
and builder of CANDU technology including the Advanced CANDU Reactor(R)
(ACR-1000(R)) and the CANDU 6, one of the world's top-performing reactors.
AECL's 4,800 employees provide research and development, support, design and
engineering, construction management, specialized technology, life extension,
waste management and decommissioning in support of CANDU reactor products.
More information on AECL and CANDU technology can be found at www.aecl.ca.





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