CHALK RIVER, ON, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - The following information bulletin is
in accordance with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited's (AECL) ongoing
commitment to voluntary public disclosure of events related to the Chalk
River Laboratories (CRL).
AECL reports that as part of NRU return to service activities, a planned
reactor shut down is scheduled for early next week.
During this planned outage, AECL will remove specialized start-up
instrumentation used for NRU's restart and conduct post return to
The shutdown will have a duration of less than two days and will not
interrupt the production of Molybdenum-99 isotopes.
As part of NRU's ongoing operations, the reactor will be operated on a
28 day cycle, which will include a regularly scheduled five-day
outage. During these outages, planned maintenance and other supporting
operations activities will be completed.
In addition to the scheduled 5 day outages, a planned extended outage of
NRU is scheduled for next spring. This will enable AECL to carry out
more extensive maintenance and inspection and to fulfill our obligation
to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).
The production of medical isotopes is a key element of AECL's core
mission. Returning the NRU to service diligently and safely, to support
Canadian patients and healthcare practitioners has been our top
priority. The NRU return to service also allows AECL to continue to
provide important research support to scientists and universities from
across Canada and around the world.
AECL will continue to provide updates as new information becomes
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