-AECL’s first nuclear power plant division 1958
-designed first nuclear plant
-design complete 1959
-began construction 1960
-used in Ontario 1967
-60 per cent of Ontario power is nuclear
-20 reactors in Ontario

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) established its first nuclear power plant division in Toronto in 1958. Their job was to create a plan for a big nuclear power plant. In 1959, a nine-person team of engineers and scientists designed Canada’s first nuclear power plant. Construction of the plant began in 1960 at Douglas Point on Ontario’s Chalk River. By 1967, the plant was feeding power into the Ontario power system. In 1994, 60 per cent of Ontario’s power came from the province’s 20 nuclear reactors Next