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Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) remains committed to the promotion and celebration of nuclear science with the public, and with Canadian students in classrooms across the country.
The evening of Saturday, September 10, CNL’s emergency services responded to a medical emergency involving a CNL employee at the Chalk River Laboratories main campus.
There was no long-term risk to human health and safety or the environment as a result of the Fort McMurray, Alberta, wildfires and subsequent flooding, which occurred in the area of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Landfill in Fort McMurray.
CNL reports a loss of 100 kg of R-410a refrigerant from a building air conditioning unit.
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.
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