2020 Community Information Bulletins

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).

Shipment of controlled item

On October 7, 2020, CNL was notified that a package of controlled materials should have been shipped under a different classification.

CNL provides information on a spill of Automatic Transmission Fluid

CNL reports a spill of approximately 15 litres of Automatic Transmission Fluid at the Chalk River site from a CNL owned vehicle.

Import of controlled item

On May 31, 2020, an expected shipment of controlled materials was received at the Chalk River site. Following receipt, it was identified that while the material was well within the quantities of the import license, the import license had not been appropriately updated in one case to reflect the specifics of the shipment.

Fire in cabinet within NRU reactor building

On Saturday, January 25, 2020 a fire occurred within a metal utility cabinet in the NRU reactor building. On discovery, CNL's on site fire department was notified and responded quickly to extinguish the fire.