Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to Deliver Annual Community Update on the Future of Canadian National Nuclear Laboratories

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Community invited to participate in public webinar discussing advancements in clean energy, new nuclear developments in Canada, medical isotopes and environmental cleanup projects
Chalk River, ON – March 11, 2024 –Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) is pleased to announce that it will once again be hosting a live, annual public address to provide the community with an update on the future of Canada’s national nuclear laboratories. Interested members of the public can access the webinar later this month through CNL’s website or its social media platforms, where it will be streamed. This year, the webinar will feature discussions about advancements in clean energy, new nuclear developments in Canada, environmental remediation projects in Port Hope and at other sites, and many other projects and programs.

Community Update
Wednesday, March 20
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST

(English and French streams available. Opportunities to submit questions will follow the prepared remarks. Registration in advance is encouraged.)

Members of the public, Indigenous communities, elected officials and other residents and organizations are all encouraged to register for the webinar in advance at The update will also provide an opportunity for the public to engage with CNL directly, and to learn more about its many exciting nuclear science and technology projects.

“CNL is always looking for new and innovative ways to engage the public and Indigenous communities about our program of work, and we have been very pleased by the response that we have gotten with our annual public webinars, which have been well-attended these past few years,” commented Joe McBrearty, CNL’s President and CEO. “In particular, this meeting really helps us to understand the many questions, concerns and interests that our local stakeholders have. Once again, we hope that our friends and neighbours will take the time to attend, and learn about all of the exciting work we are doing here in the Ottawa Valley and across Canada.”

As in previous years, the webinar is not only being organized to help inform the public about the many projects and activities that are underway and on the horizon at the sites that it manages, but also to provide CNL with a better understanding of the public attitudes towards its program of work. With that in mind, the event will again be structured to be as interactive and engaging as possible, with a significant period of time allotted for participant questions and to encourage two-way conversations between the public and representatives from CNL.
For more information on CNL, including details on the webinar, please visit

About CNL
As Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology laboratory, and working under the direction of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), CNL is a world leader in the development of innovative nuclear science and technology products and services. Guided by an ambitious corporate strategy known as Vision 2030, CNL fulfills three strategic priorities of national importance – restoring and protecting the environment, advancing clean energy technologies, and contributing to the health of Canadians.

By leveraging the assets owned by AECL, CNL also serves as the nexus between government, the nuclear industry, the broader private sector and the academic community. CNL works in collaboration with these sectors to advance innovative Canadian products and services towards real-world use, including carbon-free energy, cancer treatments and other therapies, non-proliferation technologies and waste management solutions.

To learn more about CNL, please visit

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