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ZEEP - Canada's First Nuclear Reactor

On September 5, 1945, ZEEP (Zero Energy Experimental Pile) sustained its first reaction, becoming the first nuclear reactor in the world outside the United States. Examine the original ZEEP calandria now on display, and find out how scientists first tested their theories of fission reaction 60 years ago. Inspect a model of Canada’s latest innovation in power generation, the Advanced CANDU Reactor. From power generation to isotope creation for medical diagnosis-- these benefits stem from early knowledge gained using this experimental nuclear reactor.

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