Atomic Energy Project at Chalk River

Atomic Energy Project at Chalk River

The ZEEP reactor, the first reactor to go critical outside the US (1945) was in the white building on the left. The ZEEP reactor was built to confirm that the principles used to design the NRX reactor were correct but was used for experiments for many years. The ZEEP reactor is preserved in storage at AECL. NRX was decommissioned in the 1980s. The latest generation of reactor, the Maple Leaf reactor, is being built on the ZEEP site largely to prepare isotopes used in medical diagnosis and treatments. Canada supplies 80% of the World´s needs!

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