October 14, 2011 – Port Hope, Ontario
The Canadian Nuclear Association’s (CNA) Board of Directors is in Port Hope today for their quarterly meeting and to kick off National Science and Technology Week.
“We are proud to be in Port Hope today to introduce this beautiful, prosperous community to our Board members and staff,” said Ms. Denise Carpenter, CNA President and CEO. “This is an opportunity for our team to meet Mayor Thompson, members of Port Hope Council, and leaders of the business community to learn about the historic role Port Hope has played in Canada’s nuclear industry.”
The CNA is also taking this opportunity to celebrate National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) which begins today until October 23. This year marks the 20th anniversary of NSTW which celebrates the significance of Canada’s science and technology history, the importance of science and technology in today’s world, and Canada’s ongoing role as a world leader in innovation.
“Science and innovation is at the heart of our industry, and what better time to be in Port Hope than during National Science and Technology Week. We want to remind Canadians about the contributions that our industry makes to the living standards of Canadian families and we invite everyone to explore NUnuclear.ca to learn more about the use of nuclear technology in our daily lives,” added Ms. Carpenter.
To close the day, visiting members will tour Port Hope to learn about plans for remediation and waste storage for the harbor and surrounding lands.
The Canadian nuclear industry provides a broad spectrum of products and services that benefit Canadians. Canada’s nuclear industry is made up of over 70,000 Canadians employed directly or indirectly in exploring and mining uranium, generating electricity, advancing nuclear medicine, and promoting Canada’s worldwide leadership in science and technology innovation.
For more information on NSTW, please visit: http://www.science.gc.ca.
Director of Communications
Canadian Nuclear Association