Topic: National Research Universal (NRU) reactor

Scientists raise alarm over future of neutron beam research capacity

Canadian researchers whose work relies on access to a neutron beam source have issued an urgent appeal to the federal government for stop-gap funding to offset the looming impact from the March 2018 closure of the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor at Chalk River ON. The Canadian Neutron Initiative (CNI) is requesting $24 million over the next three years and $19 million a year between 2021 and 2029 to buy beam time at foreign facilities and to upgrade the small, medium-flux nuclear reactor at McMaster Univ.

CNL seeking input for its proposal to build small nuclear reactors at Chalk River

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has received more than 70 responses to its request for expression of interest in its small modular reactors (SMR) to determine its future course in their development and commercialization. The responses include SMR technology developers, the nuclear supply chain and R&D institutions as well as potential host communities. SMRs comprise a…