The meeting will conclude with a technical tour of Chalk River
Laboratories in Deep River, Ontario.
government for the Savannah River Site to take 6,000 gallons of liquid waste from medical isotope production in Chalk River
sued Zurich American Insurance Company challenging Zurich's denial of coverage under a commercial property insurance policy purchased by Lantheus for business income loss from a 15-month shut down of the nuclear reactor at Chalk River
Laboratories in Ontario, Canada, which supplied approximately 40% of the world's medical isotopes.
In December 1944, in Washington DC, the Combined Policy Committee gave the go-ahead to build a heavy-water-moderated reactor called NRX at Chalk River
Jeremy Whitlock is a scientist at AECL Chalk River
Laboratories, and currently manager of Non-Proliferation and Safeguards.
The UK's research was connected to, but separate from, the Manhattan Project in the US, and in 1943 the British team was relocated to Chalk River
The PCF began when some staff members of the Chalk River
Laboratories moved from Deep River, Ont.
And in what may amount to a supreme irony, it was our own reactor difficulties in Chalk River
that prompted an unprecedented Canadian interest in medical isotopes.
The Canadian reactor at Chalk River
, Ontario, is slated to reopen in April but production will take several months.
Frustrated by the failure of AECL's MAPLE isotope reactor project and repeated shutdowns of the aging NRU Isotope reactor at Chalk River
, the federal government had already signaled its desire to sell AECL's reactor business.
33) Like the American wartime installations at Argonne, Illinois (reactor design and testing), Hanford, Washington (large reactors to generate plutonium), Oak Ridge, Tennessee (separation factories to produce the radioactive isotope of uranium), and Los Alamos, New Mexico (bomb design and testing), the chosen Canadian site, Chalk River
in southern Ontario, was placed far from population centres both for security reasons and to accommodate the engineering uncertainties of explosion or accidental release of radioactive materials.
Now is the time to submit applications for reimbursement of military and civilian personnel who participated in nuclear weapons testing in Australia, the US or South Pacific, or who assisted in decontamination work at Chalk River