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CREATE submits report to Natural Resources Canada for Chalk River National Laboratory (CRNL)

Posted at 10/21/09 - 07:00 AM

CREATE submitted its report to Natural Resources Canada and Cheryl Gallant, Member of Parliament for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. Gallant said, “CREATE has provided Canadians with a vision of what the future of science at Chalk River could be, by evolving its mission to one of a national laboratory. I intend to make sure the report is widely circulated among my colleagues on Parliament Hill.” 


Image: CREATE presents its report proposing its concept for the future of Chalk River to MP Cheryl Gallant (centre). Left to right: John Hilborn, Gordon Tapp, Zin Tun, and Blair Bromley. 

 

"Chalk River National Laboratory (CRNL): A Vehicle for Mobilizing Science and Technology (S&T) to Canada’s Advantage" is the title of the report CREATE submitted to NRCan on 20 October 2009.

The report is summarized by the following abstract:

In response to the restructuring of AECL and to the need for a new, multi-purpose research reactor, the Chalk River Employees Ad hoc TaskforcE for a national laboratory (CREATE) proposes a vision for the future mission of Chalk River as a national laboratory that will serve Canada. CRNL will be Canada’s premier laboratory for nuclear and related sciences. It will be a resource for researchers from across a broad spectrum, from fundamental sciences to industrial applications, rather than being restricted to research and development (R&D) that is mainly focused on supporting CANDU nuclear power reactors, as is the case today.

The new mission of CRNL will be very outward looking, partnering and impacting at all levels of Canadian society. That outward focus includes several new functions: leading diverse research programs beyond nuclear energy; partnering broadly with universities, industries, and government; commercializing knowledge; providing a training ground for Canada’s future generation of research scientists and engineers; and fostering an science and technology (S&T) culture in Canada. By serving as a unique, major resource for science and industry, CRNL will deliver enduring value for Canada.

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Author: CREATE Working Group info@futurecrl.ca
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