Chalk River, 2015 April 13 – The following information bulletin is in accordance with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) ongoing commitment to voluntary public disclosure of events related to the Chalk River Laboratories (CRL).
CNL reports that the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor will enter its annual planned 30 day extended outage on April 12, 2015. The planned outage is scheduled to end May 12, 2015.
The purpose of the annual 30 day extended outage is to conduct scheduled inspection and maintenance. This marks the fifth annual 30 day extended outage for the NRU. Inspection results to date continue to confirm that the NRU vessel remains fit for service.
Facility users and the isotope community have been informed well in advance of this outage and have taken steps to adjust their activities.
Patrick Quinn Director, Corporate Communications CNL, 1-866-886-2325