Chalk River Laboratories breaks ground on 10,000 square metre nuclear research facility

Mike Edwards   

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As part of a site revitalization of the Chalk River Laboratories, the corporation has broken ground on the Advanced Nuclear Materials Research Centre (ANMRC).

The future facility (artist’s conception above) has received a Government of Canada $1.2 billion investment created for Canada’s research of next generation nuclear technologies.

In addition to its role in advancing next generation nuclear technologies to support Canada’s climate action plans, the 10,000 square metre ANMRC in Chalk River, ON, is said to be critical to the life extension and long-term reliability of existing reactors, including Canada’s fleet of CANDU reactors and other designs deployed around the world.

It will also support the national nuclear laboratory’s other research priorities — public health, environmental stewardship, and global security, according to Chalk River Laboratories.

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