Transfer of the operations and governance of the CNBC to AECL
Canadian Neutron Beam Centre is transferred from NRC to AECL: Transfer of the operations and governance of the CNBC to AECL: http://www.cins.ca/news.html
..."Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) will fully fund, govern and
operate the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre (CNBC) for a two-year period
effective April 1, 2013 according to an agreement recently signed with
the National Research Council (NRC). The NRC staff of the CNBC will
continue to be NRC employees while working in alignment with AECL’s
direction. There will be no immediate change in day-to-day
operations of the CNBC and no impact on access to the facilities by
users and clients. CINS will work AECL with respect to establishing a
sustainable future for materials research with neutron scattering in
Canada. The coming two years will be an opportunity to demonstrate the
value of including a domestic neutron-scattering capability in support
of an industry-driven Canadian nuclear innovation agenda, a
consideration in the ongoing restructuring of AECL: "The government
is still assessing the value of investing federal tax dollars in
longer-term nuclear innovation. Over the coming months, the Government
will work to understand the potential business case for a
forward-looking, industry-driven nuclear innovation agenda." See http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/media-room/news-releases/2013/6890 As usual, applications for beam time at the CNBC are welcome at any time.
Members of the neutron scatttering community should direct questions or
concerns regarding the situation to the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre. "
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