Readers of The Hill Times received a completely distorted impression of AECL (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited) in Charles Caccia’s September 11 opinion piece, “Will nuclear power save us? Not so much” AECL, a commercial Crown corporation, is a world leader in the nuclear power industry, and Canadians can be proud that AECL’s CANDU reactors rank among the best in the world. In the last 10 years AECL and its team CANDU partners (SNC Lavalin, Hitachi Canada, Babcock and Wilcox and CGE) have designed, built and delivered five CANDU reactors overseas–all on, or ahead of schedule and on budget.
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