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Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), and the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation (AOPFN) have signed a long-term relationship agreement to formalise relations between two of Canada’s leading nuclear organizations and the Renfrew County-based First Nation. The agreement will establish a working group to pursue ongoing collaboration, and create a Neya Wabun (Guardian) program to establish a regular AOPFN monitoring presence at designated AECL sites, among other environmental, cultural and economic protection and promotion activities and programs.

Date: Saturday, 17 June 2023
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A new long-term agreement between Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd (AECL), Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation (AOPFN) will serve as the basis for ongoing collaboration and engagement. A proposed low-level radioactive waste facility at the Chalk River site is a key focus of agreement.

Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2023
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A repurposed parking lot at Atomic Energy of Canada Limited’s (AECL’s) Chalk River campus has been selected as the site for construction of a demonstration Micro-Modular Reactor (MMR), according to a joint statement by AECL, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and Global First Power (GFP).

Date: Thursday, 18 May 2023
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Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and Global First Power (GFP) have announced a repurposed parking lot at the Chalk River campus as the location where they plan to build and operate a demonstration Micro-Modular Reactor (MMR).

Date: Tuesday, 16 May 2023
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Canada’s Global First Power Ltd (GFP) announced on 19 May that its Micro Modular Reactor(™) (MMR(™)) Project was moving to the next phase of licensing with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). The announcement moves GFP closer to owning, constructing, and operating Canada’s first small modular reactor (SMR) with first power slated for 2026. The CNSC website provided details on GFP's Licence to Prepare Site, indicating that the Project had fulfilled requirements to move to the formal phase in this process, which will involve a detailed technical review.

Date: Tuesday, 25 May 2021
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Global First Power Ltd's (GFP) application for a licence to prepare a site for a small modular reactor (SMR) at Chalk River in Ontario has moved to the technical review phase of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's (CNSC) licensing process. GFP plans to build and operate a Micro Modular Reactor (MMR) unit by 2026.

Date: Friday, 21 May 2021
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On 12 July the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) received a project description from Global First Power for the issuance of a licence to prepare the site for a Micro Modular Reactor (MMR) at the Chalk River Laboratories site in Ontario.

Date: Friday, 19 July 2019
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Canada's National Research Universal (NRU) - one of the largest and most versatile research reactors in the world - has been permanently shut down. The reactor at the Chalk River site ceased production in October 2016, but had since remained on standby.

Date: Tuesday, 03 April 2018
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Candu Energy, a subsidiary of Canada's SNC-Lavalin, has been awarded a contract by the University of Alberta to lead decommissioning of its Safe Low Power Kritical Experiment (Slowpoke) research reactor. Under the "multi-million dollar" contract, which was awarded through a public procurement process, SNC-Lavalin will perform and manage the decommissioning work, including waste management. In addition to providing the necessary tooling, equipment and training for the work, SNC-Lavalin will also deliver project, training and support documentation. The Slowpoke research reactor design was developed by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) in the 1960s. AECL's former Candu Reactor Division was sold to Candu Energy in 2011.

Date: Tuesday, 12 April 2016
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