McMaster Nuclear Research Reactor
McMaster University owns and is licensed to operate the Nuclear Research Reactor, located in Hamilton, 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.
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Location: Hamilton, ON
Licensee: McMaster University
Type of reactor: Pool
Licence issued: July 1, 2014
Licence expires: June 30, 2024
Start of commercial operation: 1959
The reactor is used for a variety of purposes including research and education, commercial applications such as neutron radiography, and medical radioisotope production. The MNR is an important producer of Iodine-125, used in cancer therapy.
Latest CNSC facility-specific announcements
June 27, 2014: McMaster University's nuclear reactor licence renewed
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 McMaster University’s website.
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