Fallen MAPLEs

June 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/17/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 13, p1648
Academic Journal
The article reports on the halting of the development of the Multipurpose Applied Physics Lattice Experiment (MAPLE) reactors in Canada. The Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. declared their plans to halt the commissioning of the reactors which were seen as the new supply of the country's medical isotope. Focus will instead be redirected to the maintenance of the National Research Universal reactor. Factors contributing to the termination of MAPLE include a budget which has exceeded five hundred million dollars and design and regulatory problems.


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