Public Information and Disclosure Program

In support of its mission to discover, disseminate, and apply new knowledge, the University of Alberta operates two nuclear research facilities: the Medical Isotope and Cyclotron Facility (MICF) and the Safe Low Power Kritical Experiment (SLOWPOKE) Nuclear Reactor Facility. The facilities support research and teaching at the university. 

Status

Both the MICF cyclotron and SLOWPOKE facilities are currently operational. The SLOWPOKE reactor is scheduled to be decommissioned by 2018.

Regulation

The MICF and SLOWPOKE facilities are licensed and regulated by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). 

Safety

All MICF and SLOWPOKE staff and visitors must abide by the university's comprehensive health and safety program, developed and managed by Environment, Health and Safety. Each facility also maintains an emergency response program in collaboration with University of Alberta Protective Services (UAPS) and Fire Rescue Services (FRS). 

Both facilities meet CNSC environment, health and safety regulations.

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For more information on the U of A public disclosure protocol, please read the following PDF.