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May 22, 2018
  • The consultation period for draft REGDOC-2.7.2, Dosimetry, Volume II: Technical and Management System Requirements for Dosimetry Services, has been extended until July 31, 2018
  • Read the revised agenda for Part 2 of the hearing, being held to consider Bruce Power’s licence renewal application
  • Read the agenda for the May 28, 2018 public meeting
  • Canadian delegation presents Canada’s Sixth National Report
  • An English open house will be held in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 12 and a French session will be held in Gatineau on Friday, June 15
May 18, 2018
  • The CNSC announces changes to the location and date for Pickering hearing
May 17, 2018
  • An update on Canada’s nuclear regulatory activities
  • Licensee to correct non-compliances regarding the management oversight of the licensee’s radiation protection program and record maintenance.
May 16, 2018
  • Presentation includes CNSC role and overview of environmental assessments under way for Near Surface Disposal Facility and Nuclear Power Demonstration Closure projects
  • Delivered jointly with the Honourable Kristine Svinicki, Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, on the topic of nuclear emergency management in Canada and the United States
May 11, 2018
  • Dr. Bratt will deliver a presentation titled “@Risk: Assessing Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management”.
May 8, 2018
  • Licensee failed to immediately make a preliminary report to the CNSC of a specified situation and actions taken
May 7, 2018
  • This regulatory document sets out requirements and guidance for public information and disclosure for licensees and licence applicants of Class I and Class II nuclear facilities, and uranium mines and mills.
May 3, 2018
  • Licensee to correct non-compliances related to entry into vessels equipped with fixed gauges and maintenance of related records.
  • This regulatory document supersedes GD-320, Assessing the Long-Term Safety of Radioactive Waste Management and does not contain any new requirements.
May 2, 2018
  • Overview of properties examined in characterizing radioactive waste
April 30, 2018
  • CNSC staff will present two regulatory oversight reports
  • Commission to consider a request from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Limited regarding Whiteshell Laboratories
April 27, 2018
  • CNSC to evaluate proposed Near Surface Disposal Facility and offer many opportunities for public input
  • Commission to consider two requests from AREVA Resources Canada Inc. regarding the Cluff Lake Project
  • Read about Canada’s policy and regulatory frameworks for radioactive waste management
  • New to this regulatory document is Part II, which sets out guidance for the import or export of risk-significant radioactive sources.
April 25, 2018
  • Comments on the proposed Bill C-69
  • Read the report for the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management
  • Draft REGDOC-2.7.2, Dosimetry, Volume II: Technical and Management System Requirements for Dosimetry Services, is open for consultation until June 29, 2018
April 23, 2018
  • The CNSC sets radiation limits to protect human health
  • The CNSC regulatory document on criteria for nuclear security systems and devices contains prescribed information and is available on a valid-need-to know basis.
April 20, 2018
  • No radiological release to the environment and no impact to the health or safety of the public
April 18, 2018
  • REGDOC-2.1.2 sets out requirements and guidance for fostering and assessing safety culture
  • Near-Surface Disposal Facility not Part of Chalk River Laboratories Licence Renewal
April 16, 2018
  • The yearly report outlines the CNSC’s commitments and performance expectations for the coming year
April 12, 2018
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around this site are protected
April 11, 2018
  • The booklet provides practical information to aid radiation protection specialists at CNSC-licensed facilities
  • Mr. Elder presented the role of the Technical Support Branch, the CNSC’s technical and scientific support organization.
April 6, 2018
  • The Regulatory Framework Plan sets out the regulations and regulatory documents that the CNSC plans to develop or amend.
  • Read the CNSC regulatory document REGDOC-1.5.1, Application Guide: Certification of Radiation Devices or Class II Prescribed Equipment
April 3, 2018
  • CNSC staff will present the Regulatory Oversight Report for Research Reactors and Class 1B Accelerators: 2016 and 2017
  • Science-based assessment shows that environment and the health and safety of persons are protected
  • Project timelines are currently under review
March 29, 2018
  • The licence will be valid from April 1, 2018 until March 31, 2028
  • REGDOC-2.5.4 provides guidance on addressing the requirements for submitting ventilation-related information when applying for a CNSC licence to prepare a site for and construct, operate or decommission a uranium mine or mill.
March 28, 2018
  • March is National Nutrition Month. Learn more about food irradiation and how it contributes to making our food supply safer.
  • The regulatory document provides guidance for the design of industrial radiography installations
  • Read the agenda for Part 1 of the hearing to consider Ontario Power Generation’s licence renewal application for the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station
  • Read the agenda for the April 4, 2018 public meeting
March 23, 2018
  • His presentation is titled “The Impact of Radiation and Radioactive Isotopes on the Earth and Its Life Forms”
March 22, 2018
  • Tritium levels in Ottawa River below Canadian drinking water guidelines
March 21, 2018
  • CNSC and CRPA to host Webinar on the scientific basis for the new recommended dose limits to the lens of the eye
March 20, 2018
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around these facilities are protected
  • Part 1 of the hearing to take place April 4, 2018
March 19, 2018
  • The workshop will be held from October 15 to 18, 2018 in Ottawa. All abstracts must be submitted by June 1, 2018.
March 13, 2018
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around the facility are protected
  • Governor in Council appoints five Commission members to the CNSC
March 12, 2018
  • Read the agenda for Part 1 of the hearing to consider Bruce Power’s licence renewal application
  • Learn about the CANDU reactor components that keep the fuel cool
  • Read the revised agenda for the March 15, 2018 public meeting
March 8, 2018
  • Licensee to correct non-compliances related to management oversight of radiation protection programs, record keeping, and maintenance
March 6, 2018
  • Open house in advance of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station licence renewal hearing
  • The Regulatory Oversight Report on the Use of Nuclear Substances in Canada: 2016 is now available
March 4, 2018
  • No impact to the public, workers or the environment
March 2, 2018
  • Director General of the CNSC’s Directorate of Nuclear Substance Regulation contributes to the review of Georgia’s nuclear and radiation safety regulatory system
  • Part 1 of the hearing takes place on March 14, 2018
February 23, 2018
  • Chaired by Jason Cameron, the CNSC’s Vice-President of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Communications Officer
February 22, 2018
  • Mr. Jamal presented on the CNSC’s readiness for regulating advanced reactor projects
  • A tool to evaluate risk and drive safety improvements at nuclear power plants
  • Submission of abstracts by February 28, 2018. Early-bird registration fee ends April 15, 2018.
February 21, 2018
  • Topics included updates on regulatory activities in mining, nuclear power plants, waste management, and public outreach
February 20, 2018
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around the site are protected
February 19, 2018
  • The vendor design reviews will combine both Phase 1 and Phase 2 reviews into one project
February 16, 2018
  • The IAEA has recognized the CNSC’s Canadian Safeguards Support Program for 40 years of cooperative safeguards development at the IAEA MSSP Coordinators’ Meeting
February 15, 2018
  • It sets out requirements and guidance for safeguards programs.
  • Opportunities for CNL in Support of Nuclear Safety and Regulation
February 7, 2018
  • The licence will be valid from April 1, 2018 until August 31, 2028
February 2, 2018
  • No risk to the environment or the public
  • SSM recommends approval of licence applications
January 30, 2018
  • Licensee to correct non-compliances with management oversight of the radiation protection program
January 29, 2018
  • Overview of lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi accident from the perspective of the IAEA
  • No risk to the environment or the public
  • Licensee to provide information related to radium-226 exceedances by March 23
January 25, 2018
  • Licensee to correct non-compliances related to vessel entry, worker training and record keeping
January 23, 2018
  • REGDOC-3.1.2, Volume I sets out common requirements and guidance for annual compliance and event reporting for all non-power reactor Class I facilities and uranium mines and mills.
January 19, 2018
  • Read the agenda for the January 23, 2018 public meeting
  • Read the revised agenda for the January 23–25, 2018 public hearing to consider CNL’s licence renewal application
January 17, 2018
  • No measurable impact to the environment occurred as a result of the incident
  • Our latest feature article details the CNSC’s recent efforts towards international collaboration and the exchange of best practices.
January 12, 2018
  • Commission to consider an application from Canadian Light Source Inc. requesting approval for a change to the licensing basis for its Class IB synchrotron facility
  • Commission amends the licence to allow CNL’s implementation of a different arsenic management strategy
January 8, 2018
  • No impact to members of the public or the environment due to this minor accident
January 5, 2018
  • Additional information from CNL is requested
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