Canada completed repair of NRU reactor

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited's (AECL) reported that repair work on the NRU reactor at the Chalk River Laboratories has been completed and the reactor is now ready to resume production of medical isotopes. It was shut down in May 2009, when operators discovered a heavy water leak after an unscheduled stop.

The NRU reactor is one of the leading providers of medical isotopes in the world and therefore is a large consumer of highly-enriched uranium that is used in the process. Fissile material for the targets is supplied by the United States.