The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has a mandate to protect the health and safety of Canadians, their communities and their environment, and also to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy. This mandate demands objective, scientific knowledge, providing the foundation for clear legislation, relevant regulations and reliable, evidence-based decision making. It is a mandate we will never compromise.
To advance that knowledge, we carry out scientific research that ensures Canada’s nuclear safety standards and safeguards are as strong and effective as they can be.
The Science of Safety research report is intended to share some of the key research activities facilitated and supported by the CNSC. The outcome of these research activities helps the federal regulator understand and address new or emerging safety issues; gain third-party perspectives on nuclear science; and share scientific knowledge with the nuclear industry and the public at large. This research helps support the CNSC’s mandate to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public about the activities of the Commission and the industry it regulates.
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