The CANDU Nuclear Reactor

Canada's Prosperity

CANDU -- powering Canada! (Keewatin)

"Okay, let's go" was the phrase that ushered in Canada's Nuclear Age.  On August 17, 1942, C.D. Howe, Minister of Munitions and Supply in the Canadian wartime cabinet gave the go-ahead to a project that would ensure nuclear development in Canada.

After the heavy water and uranium dioxide research establishment was moved from Oxford to Canada, Canada's researchers and engineers proceeded to take the world stage by storm with their nuclear development.  By 1945, Canada had developed the first nuclear reactor outside of the United States.  Today, CANDU's environmentally-sensitive reactors consistently lead the world in productivity, safety, and ease of use.

Canada's Nuclear Achievement - Technical and Economic Perspectives

CANDU 6 - Sharing the Success

Putting Canadians to Work - Canada's Prosperity

Other sites for the CANDU Nuclear Reactor:

AECL -- Atomic Energy of Canada Limited