Video B-Roll available via CNW - Video Updates of NRU Return to Service Activities

    TORONTO, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - The following B-Roll is available by Broadcast
On-Demand web download:

    STORY SUMMARY: Atomic Energy of Canada Limited's (AECL) top priority is
returning the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor to service as safely
and as quickly as possible. Guidance on the duration of the shutdown is
founded on the best evidence of a reactor vessel condition assessment
currently underway. AECL has released the following videos to further explain
the condition assessment, fitness for service case and vessel repair strategy
for the NRU Return to Service Plan.

    First Video:

    Gina Strati, Manager of AECL's Mechanical Equipment Development Branch
describes the design and development of the non-destructive examination tool
used in assessing the NRU reactor vessel condition. Gina outlines the
technical challenges of designing a tool that can reach the repair site
located nine metres below the nearest access location and fit through an
access point measuring 12-centimetres in diameter.

    Second Video:

    Ian Muir, Manager of AECL's Reactor Chemistry and Corrosion Branch
outlines his team's efforts to better understand the corrosion mechanism
affecting the NRU reactor vessel. Ian explains that the annulus of the
aluminium vessel contains oxygen, nitrogen, radiation and moisture that have
lead to nitric acid build-up affecting the aluminium oxide film of the NRU
reactor. In this video, Ian describes the next steps in assessing how AECL can
neutralize this condition within the reactor vessel.


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    TIME OF POSTING:      available now
    DATE OF POSTING:      September 9, 2009

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