National Research Council Canada-NRC

National Research Council Canada-NRC

February 28, 2007 14:43 ET

Media Advisory/NRC: Canada's Nuclear Enterprise at Historic Crossroads

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 28, 2007) - Since its early days as NRC's Atomic Energy Project in the 1940s, Canada's nuclear industry has been a strong driver of innovation. Today, the nuclear enterprise provides a wealth of social, environmental, scientific and economic benefits for Canada, earning our country a well-deserved reputation as a world leader in several fields.

Through science and innovation, Canada is home to the world's largest medical isotope industry, treating over 21 million patients in 80 countries each year for cancer and other illnesses. This young scientific field is rich in potential for the next generation of medical isotopes and treatments.

Nuclear science holds great promise for improving the lives of Canadians in other ways. The next generation of nuclear power can provide Canadians with access to large, untapped energy reserves and to centuries of clean electricity. Just as it was in the 1950s, given world-class tools, Canadians can do a world-class job.

The Nuclear Industry Seminar will bring together industry leaders to discuss the future of our country's nuclear enterprise and will include a presentation by NRC President Dr. Pierre Coulombe on S&T.

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2007

Time: 9:15 a.m. EST

Place: Westin Hotel, 11, Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON

Dignitaries will include the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources, Duncan Hawthorne, President of the National Research Council, Dr. Pierre Coulombe, President of Bruce Power, Linda Keen, President of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Steve West, President of MDS Nordion and Wayne Henuset, Director of Energy Alberta Corporation.

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