University of Alberta SLOWPOKE-2 Research Reactor

University of Alberta owns and is licensed to operate the Slowpoke-2 Research Reactor, located in Edmonton, AB. 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

View of University of Alberta's SLOWPOKE-2 Research Reactor Facility

View of University of Alberta's SLOWPOKE-2 Research Reactor Facility

Location: Edmonton, AB
Licensee: University of Alberta
Status: Operating
Licence issued: July 1, 2013
Licence expires: June 30, 2023
Start of commercial operation: 1977
Licensing documentation: Request a copy of University of Alberta’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 Dentistry/Pharmacy Building on the University of Alberta campus in Edmonton, AB.

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Latest CNSC facility-specific announcements

  • September 22, 2017: Decision on the request from University of Alberta to amend its non-power reactor licence for the decommissioning of the SLOWPOKE-2 reactor facility

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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 University of Alberta’s Public Information and Disclosure Program Web page.

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