Video B-Roll Available Via CNW - Video Status Updates Highlight NRU Repair Strategy and Critical Path



    CHALK RIVER, ON, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - The following B-Roll is available by
Broadcast On-Demand web download:

    STORY SUMMARY: In accordance with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited's
(AECL) commitment to providing regular communications updates on the status of
the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor return to service plan, AECL
releases the following videos that take viewers inside Chalk River
Laboratories and highlights activities underway to prepare for the reactor
vessel repairs:

    First Video:
    AECL President & CEO Hugh MacDiarmid outlines the NRU Return to Service
Plan, including the three phases of the process: the reactor condition
assessment; the repair of the reactor; and returning the reactor to service.
MacDiarmid explains how evidence, not speculation, is the basis of AECL's
critical path plan being executed by an outstanding team of AECL scientists,
engineers and technologists who are working to return the reactor to service
as safely and as quickly as possible.

    Second Video:
    In this video, AECL's NRU Return to Service Project Director, David Cox,
explains the weld build up repair technique and how it will be applied to the
NRU reactor vessel. For the first time, viewers can see a full-height mock-up
of the NRU reactor that has been constructed at Chalk River Laboratories.
Describing the process as a "complex choreography of engineering, design,
operations and tooling..." Cox outlines how the mock-up will be used to train
and test employees on the repair technique.

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    TIME OF POSTING:   available now
    DATE OF POSTING:   August 25, 2009

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