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Atomic Energy of Canada Limited National Research Universal Reactor Safety System Upgrades and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's Licensing and Oversight Process

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I Introduction

II Background

III Implementation of NRU Reactor “Upgrades”

IV CNSC Regulatory Process for Incorporating the EPS Upgrades into the NRU “Licensing Basis”

V Condition NRU Upgrades to be “Fully Operational” by December 31, 2005

VI CNSC Enforcement

VII Communications between CNSC and AECL on NRU Safety Upgrades Requirements and Progress of Work to Support Licence Renewal

VIII Untimely Installation of the EPS Connections to the Main Heavy Water Pumps

IX NRU Reactor Shutdown in November 2007

X Performance Improvement and Oversight

XI Summary and Conclusions


  1. References
  2. Recommendations


A Independent Review Team Charters

B Independent Review Team Member Resumes

C Abbreviations and Acronyms

D Timeline-Sequence of Events for Major Observations

E List of Key Personnel Interviewed

F General Description of the NRU Reactor and Safety Upgrades

G AECL Appearances before the CNSC Commission mid-2005 to mid-2006

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