AECL delays NRU restart to May

By staff writers

March 12, 2010 -- Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL) again has delayed the restart of its National Research Universal (NRU) nuclear reactor in Chalk River, Ontario.

With 46% of repair activities and associated postrepair examinations completed, AECL now predicts the reactor will return to service in late May.

In its March 10 update, AECL noted that preparations continue for final repairs, with the next series representing "the greatest level of complexity." They include the installation of plates welded to the reactor vessel.

The first medical isotopes will be available for processing and distribution within 10 days of the NRU reactor being returned to service.

Canada to invest again in AECL, March 5, 2010

AECL: NRU reactor restart delayed, February 25, 2010

AECL confirms delay for Chalk River, January 29, 2010

Chalk River restart may be delayed, January 15, 2010

AECL requests uranium from U.S., January 7, 2010

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