The following information is provided in accordance with CNL's commitment to enhance its voluntary public disclosure of events related to the Chalk River Laboratories (CRL) or Whiteshell (WL) Laboratories.
CNL reports that a safety alarm sounded at its Nuclear Fuel Fabrication Facility (Building 405) on Wednesday afternoon at approximately 3:15 p.m.
Investigation revealed that a DC-powered relay coil that closes the breaker overheated, and as a result generated smoke and a burning smell. The breaker was removed and a spare breaker installed.
There is no immediate or long-term risk to human health and safety or the environment as a result of the Fort McMurray, Alberta, wildfires that burned through the Beacon Hill landfill site.
The quarterly inventory of the ZED-2 Research reactor’s heavy water determined a shortfall of approximately 300 kilograms. While the facility does experience routine loss of heavy water through evaporation, this amount was higher than expected.
During the evening shift of April 19, CNL’s Rod Crew was loading a fuel basket containing spent NRX fuel bundles into a CRL-site transportation cask,
During a security related training exercise held on January 18, an incident took place.
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