The panel included Vic Pakalnis, president and CEO of Sudbury-based Mirarco, which is involved in the development of the technology to create small modular reactors (SMR); Diane Cameron of Natural Resources Canada; Ryan Blinn of Westinghouse Electric Company in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Corey McDaniel of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories in Chalk River
, Ont.; Frank Saunders of Bruce Power in Tiverton, Ont.; and Nathan Tedford from Hatch Ltd., in Mississauga.
This paper describes recovery from the unintended consequences of facility improvements implemented in B320, a building at a Canadian National Laboratory campus near Chalk River
and Canada to produce plutonium for nuclear bombs, this Chalk River
facility experienced numerous serious accidents in the early decades of atomic energy and weapons.
Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc., 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., to Pinawa, Man., where the Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment of Atomic Energy Canada Limited (later known as Whiteshell Laboratories) was first built.
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.
In June, the Prime Minister's chief spokesperson described the company as a "dysfunctional, $30-billion sinkhole." 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.