Nuclear facility – Royal Military College of Canada SLOWPOKE-2 research reactor
The Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) owns and is licensed to operate the SLOWPOKE-2 research reactor located in Kingston, Ontario.
The SLOWPOKE-2 reactor is a 20 kilowatt (thermal) sealed-container in-pool type research reactor located in the Sawyer Science and Engineering Building at RMC in Kingston.
|Licensee:||Royal Military College of Canada|
|Reactor type:||In-pool type reactor (SLOWPOKE-2)|
|Owner:||Department of National Defence|
|Number of units:||1|
|Installed capacity:||20 kW (thermal)|
|Licence issued:||July 1, 2023|
|Licence expires:||June 30, 2043|
|Start of operation:||1985|
|Licensing documentation:||Request a copy of the Royal Military College of Canada’s licence and licence conditions handbook by emailing email@example.com|
|Facility website:||Royal Military College of Canada|
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- June 23, 2023: News release – Commission renews the Royal Military College of Canada’s SLOWPOKE-2 reactor operating licence for a 20-year period
- June 6, 2022: Notice of Public Hearing and PFP - Royal Military College (RMC) - application from RMC to renew its non power reactor operating licence for its SLOWPOKE-2 facility for a period of 10 years
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- RMC’s disclosure protocol
- Regulatory oversight report for nuclear research reactors and particle accelerator facilities
Protecting Canadians and the environment
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- Environmental monitoring: Independent environmental monitoring results collected by the CNSC
- Environmental risk assessment: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy
- Federal, provincial and municipal monitoring programs: List of monitoring programs managed by other levels of government
- Radionuclide releases: Nuclear processing facilities dataset in the Open Government catalogue for information on releases from this facility
Health and safety
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- CNSC health studies on Canadian nuclear facilities: Relevant health studies of nuclear reactors regulated by the CNSC
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