École Polytechnique SLOWPOKE-2 Research Reactor

École Polytechnique owns and is licensed to operate the Slowpoke-2 Research Reactor, located in Montréal, QC. The CNSC has full-time, dedicated staff who periodically perform inspections to evaluate operations and to verify compliance with regulatory requirements and licence conditions.

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Ecole Polytechnique SLOWPOKE-2 Reactor

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Location: Montreal, QC
Licensee: École Polytechnique
Status: Operating
Type of reactor: Pool
Licence issued: July 1, 2013
Licence expires: June 30, 2023
Start of commercial operation: 1976
Licensing documentation: Request a copy of École Polytechnique's SLOWPOKE 2 Research Reactor licence and licence conditions handbook by email

The SLOWPOKE-2 reactor is a 20 kilowatt (thermal) sealed-container in-pool type research reactor.

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