AECL building “bright future”


It is an “exciting time” at Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd as the company continues “building… a bright future” where nuclear science is “solving the world’s biggest problems, from climate change to energy security, from border safety to cancer treatments.”

That optimistic outlook is the message contained in AECL’s 2023 annual report, posted recently on the company’s website.

James Burpee, chair of AECL’s board of directors, says AECL is “using science and nuclear technologies to improve the lives of Canadians.”

“Our work is supporting the Canadian energy system to reach net-zero and enabling medical research and new cancer treatment therapies.

“We are also committed to remediating contaminated sites and buildings, managing radioactive waste responsibly, and healing the land.”

Burpee says the past year has been marked by “important progress,” as nuclear “is increasingly being recognized as necessary to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and meet our growing clean electricity needs.”

“Our expertise, CANDU technology, laboratory infrastructure, and the capabilities of our contractor, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), are critical to help the country seize these clean energy opportunities – in nuclear (including large nuclear and small modular reactors), hydrogen, and fusion”…

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