Saskatchewan nuclear reactor proposal endorsed

Guest Contributor
October 31, 2010

The Canadian Institute for Neutron Scattering (CINS) has unanimously endorsed a proposal to build a Canadian Neutron Source (CNS) at the Univ of Saskatchewan to support all types of materials research. The CNS would be complement the Canadian Light Source synchrotron. Last year, the provincial government responded to calls for proposals from Natural Resources Canada for new sources of medical isotope production in the wake of the shutdown of the NRU reactor at Chalk River ON. Saskatchewan's proposal estimates the costs of the CNS research reactor at between $500 - $750 million, with operating costs at $45 million to $70 million annually. Costs would be shared between the provincial and federal governments and industry....

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