AECL reactor repairs on schedule

By staff writers

December 24, 2009 -- Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL) has reported that repairs to its 52-year-old National Research Universal (NRU) reactor in Chalk River, Ontario, continue, with approximately 11% of the planned repairs completed to date.

Repair efforts will proceed over the holiday period, with crews continuing to work around the clock, seven days a week, to carry on repairs to the NRU vessel.

The reactor remains on schedule to go online by the end of March 2010 to produce approximately 50% of the molybdenum-99 supply for the U.S.

Canada takes bids on AECL unit, December 18, 2009

Canadian panel promotes new reactor, December 8, 2009

AECL: Chalk River repair will cost $70M, October 20, 2009

AECL moves toward NRU repairs, October 9, 2009

Report: Canada considers splitting AECL, September 15, 2009

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