Canada Enters the Nuclear Age: A Technical History of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1997 - Technology & Engineering - 434 pages
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Written by sixteen of Canada's pioneering nuclear scientists, the book focuses on Canada's nuclear program at AECL's laboratories at Chalk River, Ontario, and Whiteshell, Manitoba, between the years 1943 and 1985. Topics include the organization and operations of AECL's laboratories, nuclear safety and radiation protection, radioisotopes, basic research, development of the CANDU reactor, and the management of radioactive wastes. As well as providing a valuable historical perspective on Canadian science, Canada Enters the Nuclear Age offers useful guidance for innovative scientific development in the future, a future that will depend on developing and nurturing technically sophisticated industry.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
2
INFRASTRUCTURE AND LABORATORIES
33
RADIATION PROTECTION AND NUCLEAR SAFETY
71
Nuclear Reactor Safety Principles
89
RADIOISOTOPES
97
BASIC RESEARCH
113
Physics
137
Accelerators and Fusion
169
Fuel
254
Heat Transport System
276
Safety Research and Development
294
BoilingLightWater and OrganicCooled CANDU Reactors
319
Heavy Water
333
Advanced Fuel Cycles
353
WASTE MANAGEMENT
367
ADAPTING TO A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT
391

CANDU DEVELOPMENT
192
Reactor Physics and Control
215
Fuel Channels
233
A RETROSPECTIVE
407
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Donald Geoffrey Hurst was the President of the Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB) from 1970 to 1974.

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