Community Information Bulletin

Loss of a Colleague at Chalk River Laboratories

Chalk River, September 11, 2016 - 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).

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. Police and offsite emergency services were also called to the scene. The employee was later pronounced dead by the Renfrew County Coroner. 

The employees' family have been notified. The appropriate regulatory authorities, including the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, have also been notified of the incident. Further details cannot be made public as authorities are still conducting an investigation. 

CNL offers its sincere condolences to the family; we are deeply saddened by this incident. Employees are being provided access to support through CNL’s Employee and Family Assistance Program.

Additional resources are in place to ensure the continued safe operations of the site during this time. CNL confirms that this unfortunate event has had no affect on site safety and security. 



Patrick Quinn 
Director, Corporate Communications, CNL