Through work delivered at the Chalk River Laboratories, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), and now CNL, has been a leader in developing peaceful and innovative applications of nuclear technology for more than six decades. We are now ensuring that the infrastructure at Chalk River Laboratories can keep up with our efforts towards continued success in the fields of physics, metallurgy, chemistry, biology and engineering.
This transformation is already underway, and we are actively decommissioning aging infrastructure and building new, world-class science facilities. CNL is also conducting extensive environmental remediation of the Chalk River Laboratories site and we have a project in regulatory approvals to build a Near Surface Disposal Facility to safely manage low level waste which is now in temporary storage, and the waste resulting from decommissioning activities.
The revitalization will continue with the construction of an Advanced Nuclear Materials Research Centre, a Business Hub, a CNL Support Facility, a Logistics/Warehouse Facility, and several enhancements to our supporting infrastructure.
Enabled by a funding commitment from AECL, we are transforming the Chalk River Laboratories into a modern workplace that will allow us to become more adaptable and responsive to the needs of our customers in government, academia and the private sector, thereby generating further opportunities for CNL and Canada’s nuclear industry beyond traditional market segments. We will turn these new investments at AECL’s Chalk River Laboratories into advances in clean energy, healthy Canadians, safe and secure borders, and a cleaner environment.
For our local communities in the Upper Ottawa Valley, this revitalization means we will remain a stable, long-term partner and employer. We continue to rely on our skilled local workforce and the support of our neighbours in the region. As CNL grows so will the opportunities for our local supply chain. Through commercial and academic partnerships, we will attract innovative companies to work beside us, and the best and brightest candidates to work for us.