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Future Vision for the Chalk River Laboratories

CNL recently developed a new plan – known as Vision 2030 – that clarifies its long-term vision, and which charts its activities for the next decade. Among the projects CNL is pursuing is the siting of small modular reactors (SMRs) at the Chalk River campus; research related to the production and distribution of next-generation medical isotopes; and some of the largest and most complex environmental remediation projects ever undertaken in Canada. This is in addition to projects studying hydrogen energy, advanced nuclear fuels, environmental sciences, cyber security, radiopharmaceutical development, and a whole host of other areas of research.

All of this work is being conducted at the Chalk River Laboratories, which is being modernized through the revitalization of essential site infrastructure and a significant investment in new, world-class science facilities. This capital program is part of a 10-year transformation of the campus, funded through a $1.2 billion investment from AECL, the owner of the site, on behalf of the Government of Canada.

What’s next for the future of Canada’s national nuclear laboratory?

On 2023 March 29, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) delivered an update on their work to build a bright and commercially successful future for the Chalk River Laboratories campus. The session was broadcast to over 200 people.  The recording is available here for you to view.