Historic NRU Chalk River reactor to close in 2018


Canada's workhorse nuclear research reactor at Chalk River is to be shuttered in 2018 after a 60-year run of pioneering scientific innovation and, more recently, serious age-related breakdowns, safety and security concerns, and political controversy.

Last year, the Forum published a report, The Future of Canada's Nuclear Energy Sector, based on a consensus of close to 100 nuclear experts. It concludes that without a strong nuclear research and development capacity led by the NRU reactor, it will be difficult for Canada to maintain a strong nuclear sector. 

The report is referenced in the Ottawa Citizen article below.