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Nuclear facility – École Polytechnique de Montréal SLOWPOKE-2 research reactor

École Polytechnique de Montréal owns and is licensed to operate the SLOWPOKE-2 research reactor located in Montréal, Quebec.

The SLOWPOKE-2 reactor is a 20 kilowatt (thermal) sealed-container in-pool type research reactor located on the University of Montréal campus.

Location: Montréal, Quebec
Licensee: École Polytechnique de Montréal
Reactor type: In-pool type reactor (SLOWPOKE-2)
Owner: École Polytechnique de Montréal
Number of units: 1
Installed capacity: 20 kW (thermal)
Status: Operating
Licence issued: July 1, 2023
Licence expires: June 30, 2033
Start of operation: 1976
Licensing documentation: Request a copy of École Polytechnique de Montréal’s licence and licence conditions handbook by emailing
Facility website: École Polytechnique de Montréal

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