What’s NU? The Future is NU! Find out More at NUnuclear.ca

August 26, 2011

OTTAWA (August 26, 2011) – Canada’s nuclear industry is responsible for a broad range of products and services that benefit all Canadians, but just how many Canadians recognize how often our daily lives are impacted by nuclear technology? With the launch of the Canadian Nuclear Association’s (CNA) new microsite, NUnuclear.ca, the CNA is encouraging people to learn about the benefits of nuclear that go well beyond the safe, reliable power generation that contributes to a clean energy portfolio in Canada.

By visiting NUnuclear.ca, Canadians will learn fun and interesting facts such as how Canada became a leader in nuclear medicine or that nuclear technology helps keep medical devices sterile and safe for thousands of doctors, nurses, and patients to use every day.

“Every Canadian who has ever driven a car, has a smoke detector in their home or knows someone who has received diagnostic testing and treatment for cancer, has benefited from the contributions made by nuclear technology,” says Denise Carpenter, President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association.

NUnuclear.ca visitors can explore the contributions the nuclear industry makes to healthy communities in Canada by visiting the five themed vignettes of the NU future: Nuclear at Home, Science & Innovation, Nuclear in Medicine, New Technologies, and Space Age Nuclear. Within each themed vignette are clickable cubes, which open up to reveal a fact about the daily impact of nuclear technology.

NUnuclear.ca is fully integrated with Twitter and Facebook so that users can share relatable and accessible facts and vignettes with friends around the world via the social networking sites. Information can also be shared via email.

“At a time of year when families are preparing for a new school year, we are proud to launch NUnuclear.ca to start a conversation with teachers, students and interested stakeholders about the innovations and applications Canada’s nuclear industry brings to our daily lives,” says Carpenter.

Canada’s nuclear industry is more than 70,000 Canadians, supporting nuclear medicine, exploring and mining uranium, generating power, and advancing Canada’s nuclear advantage worldwide.


For more information:

Erin Polka
Communications Officer
613-237-4262 ext. 101

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