All fuel removed from the last HEU research reactor in Canada, SLOWPOKE-II Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Research Council reported that it successfully removed fuel from its SLOWPOKE-II research reactor. The fuel has been transported to the United States and the reactor was transitioned into a "non-operational safe state."

SLOWPOKE-II reactor was the last research reactor in Canada that used 93% HEU fuel. It first reached criticality in 1981. Decommissioning of the reactor began in December 2017.