NRU Status Report No. 71 - NRU Reactor Harvests First Isotopes

CHALK RIVER, ON, Aug. 18 /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 it has harvested the first Molybdenum-99 isotopes from the NRU and that the reactor is in steady operation.

AECL has issued a video news release and photo available via CNW's Broadcast On-Demand to provide more information on the NRU Return to Service.

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 startup also allows NRU 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 available.

SOURCE Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

For further information: For further information: Robin Forbes, Manager, External Communications, AECL, 1-866-886-2325

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