Regulatory action – Trenergy Inc.

Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and associated regulations, various levels of regulatory action can be taken by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment.

2019

April 26, 2019

Update on regulatory action issued to Trenergy Inc.

On April 26, 2019, the CNSC confirmed that Trenergy Inc. has complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on March 20, 2019. CNSC staff reviewed the corrective measures implemented by the company and found these measures to be satisfactory.

March 20, 2019

Order issued to Trenergy Inc.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has issued an order to Trenergy Inc., a company based in St. Catharines, Ontario. The company holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession, transfer, use and storage of nuclear substances contained in industrial radiography exposure devices, for the purpose of materials testing.

The order was issued following an event review conducted by CNSC staff at the company’s St. Catharines location. During the review, a worker was found operating an exposure device without current certification and without being under the direct supervision of a certified exposure device operator. It was also found that the company did not have adequate management control of its radiation protection program.

The order requires the company to immediately place all radioactive materials in secure storage and to cease all activities involving radioactive materials until it can demonstrate, to the CNSC’s satisfaction, that there is effective management control of the radiation protection program and work practices.

The CNSC requires these measures in order to protect the health and safety of workers, the public and the environment.

2017

March 2, 2017

Update on regulatory action issued to Trenergy Inc.

On February 28, 2017, the CNSC confirmed Trenergy Inc. has complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on January 12, 2017. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

January 24, 2017

Order issued to Trenergy Inc.

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced that it issued an order on January 12, 2017 to Trenergy Inc, a company based in St. Catharines, ON. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession and use of nuclear substances contained in industrial radiography exposure devices, for the purpose of materials testing.

The order was issued following a CNSC inspection at the company’s St. Catharines location. The inspection identified non-compliances in regards to the implementation of the company’s radiation protection program and the ascertainment of radiation doses to some of its workers. The inspection also identified several non-compliances in the areas of record keeping and regulatory reporting.

The order requires the licensee to prohibit any workers who have not been issued required radiation detection equipment from operating an exposure device. The company must also retrain all of its workers who use exposure devices on their obligations for the use of radiation ascertainment equipment, and implement any other corrective measures required to prevent recurrence of this non-compliance.

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