Canadian reactor repairs 100% complete
During the past week, the repair team completed the finishing weld and a series of non-destructive examinations (NDE) of the final repair site. A review of the NDE results has confirmed that all requirements for the final repair have been met, said AECL. This completes the repair phase of the NRU reactor that began on Dec. 12, 2009.
AECL added that the final vacuuming of the vessel will be completed later this week, followed by a hand over of the NRU reactor from the repair team to the return-to-service team.
“Part of the return-to-service project’s plan includes reactivating the NRU’s auxiliary operating systems. To date, 23 of the 35 NRU systems are now in service,” according to AECL.