Whiteshell Laboratories

Whiteshell site location narrowed down

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By the late 1950s the size of the Chalk River Laboratories had grown to what was regarded as a “mature” size and a decision was made that any further expansion of AECL’s research efforts should take place at a new site. Speculation swirled as to where that new site might be. This front page of the Springfield Leader, published in Lac du Bonnet on 10 November 1959, told of the narrowing search.