Atomic Energy of Canada Limited or AECL is a Canadian federal Crown corporation with the responsibility of managing Canada's national nuclear energy research and development program, including the advancement and support of CANDU reactor technology which was developed at AECL starting in the 1950s. AECL also provides a variety of maintenance, diagnostic, waste management, refurbishment, and other services to the nuclear industry.
AECL describes its mandate as follows:
* Managing the Canadian nuclear platform responsibly and cost effectively.
* Using the technology base to deliver nuclear products and services to market. – less