AECL marks 60 years by opening its door to the public, first in 12 years
AECL marks 60 years by opening its door to the public, first in 12 years! http://www.thedailyobserver.ca/2012/08/12/aecl-marks-60-years
..."The birthplace of Canada's nuclear industry welcomed back the
community Saturday to celebrate six decades as a crown corporation.
For the first time in 12 years, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited opened
the doors of Chalk River Laboratories to the public presenting an
opportunity for area resident to not only celebrate its storied past but
gain insight into its future. Despite overcast skies and the
occasional rain shower, over 2,000 people attended the open house which
presented an exhibition of 50 displays and lectures by professionals in
the nuclear energy field. Joined by dignitaries, Dr. Robert Walker,
president and chief executive officer of Atomic Energy of Canada
Limited, formally thanked residents for supporting Renfrew County's
second largest employer noting that the work they are engaged in here
matters to Canadians. "We've had a strong and deep history in
nuclear technology in this country and this has been the birthplace,"
said Dr. Walker. "It continues. That was the past and we're building
into the future." While Chalk River Laboratories was forged out of
necessity to develop the atomic bomb during the closing days of the
Second World War, AECL was formally established as a crown corporation
in 1952. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Nuclear Power
Demonstration, the nation's inaugural nuclear powered reactor,
generating electricity to the provincial grid for the first time. AECL
also commemorates the CANDU reactor at Pickering going online thus
producing more electricity than any nuclear power station in the world
at that time."
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