Royal Military College of Canada SLOWPOKE-2 Research Reactor

Royal Military College of Canada owns and is licensed to operate the Slowpoke-2 Research Reactor, located in Kingston, ON. The CNSC has full-time, dedicated staff who periodically perform inspections to evaluate operations and to verify compliance with regulatory requirements and licence conditions.

Facility information

Aerial view of Royal Military College Canada’s 
SLOWPOKE-2 Research Reactor Facility

Aerial view of Royal Military College Canada’s SLOWPOKE-2 Research Reactor Facility

Location: Kingston, ON
Licensee: Royal Military College of Canada
Status: Operating
Licence issued: July 1, 2013
Licence expires: June 30, 2023
Start of commercial operation: 1985
Licensing documentation: Request a copy of Royal Military College Canada'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 located in the Sawyer Science and Engineering Building at RMC in Kingston, On.

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Disclosure protocol

As part of the CNSC's regulatory requirements, major licensees must have robust public information and disclosure programs in place. To obtain more information, visit the Royal Military College of Canada’s SLOWPOKE-2 website.

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