Your article “Tales of TRIUMF” (CERN Courier May 2018 p31), mentions, in paragraph 19, “…the shutdown of the Chalk River reactor facility.” The National Research Universal (NRU) reactor was indeed shutdown for the last time on 31 March this year. However, the NRU facility is but one of many facilities (nuclear and non-nuclear) at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Chalk River campus, which will continue to operate without NRU. I’m afraid the wording in the article implies that Chalk River, which is a known reactor laboratory/site, is closing or ceasing research operations entirely. This is definitely not the case.
- Andrew Erlandson, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.