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April 16, 2021

Shipment of controlled item

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).

Chalk River, ON – 2021 April 16 – On April 09, 2021, an offsite receiver notified CNL that a package of controlled materials was received from CNL and that it included items not identified on the shipping documentation.

A review of the shipment confirmed that the classification was not appropriate for the materials shipped, however the packaging was adequate for containing and shielding the material.  CNL is reviewing the steps taken to classify this particular package to prevent a reoccurrence.

CNL advised the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission of the event.

CNL confirms that there is no threat to workers, the public, the environment or nuclear safety related to this event.



Patrick Quinn
Director, Corporate Communications
CNL, 1-866-886-2325