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November 21, 2018
  • The CNSC conducts internal audits to independently and objectively assess organizational performance
November 20, 2018
  • The CNSC 2017–18 Departmental Results Report is now available
November 16, 2018
  • Ms. Velshi provided an update on the status of nuclear regulatory activities and outlined her priorities as CNSC President.
  • You have until December 7, 2018, to submit your feedback
November 15, 2018
  • Read about Canada’s strong reliance on IAEA safety standards in developing its regulatory framework
November 13, 2018
  • Participant funding is currently available for the May 16, 2019 hearing to consider the Best Theratronics Ltd. licence renewal
November 9, 2018
  • Mr. Foy will give a presentation titled “Decommissioning and Legacy Remediation in the UK – Progress and Challenges”
November 7, 2018
  • Licensee must ensure that all workers operating exposure devices are certified or supervised
  • A review of small modular reactor designs and the pre-licensing vendor design review process
November 5, 2018
  • Check out the new Learning Portal and play the Gamma Gear game
October 29, 2018
  • You have until November 20, 2018 to submit your feedback.
  • The CNSC’s Chief Science Officer opened the meeting with comments on the value of the CNSC’s participation in RAMP.
October 24, 2018
  • CSA N290.9, Reliability and Maintenance Programs for Nuclear Power Plants is open for consultation until December 10, 2018
October 23, 2018
  • Mr. Elder provided a general update on CNSC nuclear regulatory activities.
October 22, 2018
  • Read how CNSC staff are contributing technical and scientific expertise
October 19, 2018
  • Draft REGDOC-1.2.1 is open for consultation until December 17, 2018.
October 17, 2018
  • Read about how our experts are sharing and exchanging knowledge on both the national and international stages.
October 9, 2018
  • The 2017–18 Annual Report is now available
October 3, 2018
  • Presentation titled “Regulating Uranium Mining and Production: Part of a National Nuclear Regulatory Statute
October 1, 2018
  • Mr. Jammal delivered a presentation on regulating innovative nuclear technologies
  • CNSC Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer Jason Cameron is symposium president of the IAEA International Symposium on Communicating Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies to the Public
September 28, 2018
  • NB Power and the Government of New Brunswick to test emergency response and recovery during Exercise Synergy Challenge
September 27, 2018
  • The licence will be valid from October 1, 2018 until September 30, 2028
  • Read the agenda for the public meeting October 3-4, 2018
  • Ms. Velshi shared some insights about how to overcome barriers that exist for women in the male-dominated science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
September 26, 2018
  • No impact to public health or the environment is expected
  • Have your say about the report by October 9, 2018
September 24, 2018
  • CNSC and CRPA to host Webinar on the implementation of ICRP dose limits for the lens of the eye
September 20, 2018
  • A new edition of the Directorate of Nuclear Substance Regulation Newsletter is now available. The spotlight is put on DNSR’s management team.
September 19, 2018
  • Non-compliances to adherence to the company’s operating procedures by its workers and implementation and management oversight of its radiation protection program
September 17, 2018
  • High-ranking officials and representatives from IAEA Member States will consider a range of nuclear-related issues
  • REGDOC-2.2.4, Volume III, is intended for nuclear security officers and includes the current Canadian Nuclear Security Fitness Test.
September 6, 2018
  • Regulatory non-compliance with the CNSC requirement that radiation detection equipment be available in proximity of the licensee’s job sites
August 30, 2018
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around this site are protected
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around this site are protected
August 29, 2018
  • The CNSC has updated its fact sheet titled Health Effects of the Chernobyl Accident to include the latest data collected on the health consequences of radiation exposure from the accident.
August 28, 2018
  • Presentation titled “Regulating Uranium Production: Mining, Transportation, Trade and Control”
  • Ms. Velshi provided an overview of the CNSC, gave an update on the CNSC’s regulatory readiness strategy for licensing small modular reactors, and outlined her priorities as the new CNSC President.
August 24, 2018
  • Mr. McClelland will give a presentation titled “Lessons Learned From ARTEMIS Peer Review Mission to France”
August 23, 2018
  • This regulatory document outlines the CNSC’s philosophy and approach to applying the Nuclear Safety and Control Act.
August 16, 2018
  • The public is invited to provide feedback on comments received on draft regulatory document REGDOC 2.7.2, Volume II: Technical and Management System Requirements for Dosimetry Services, until September 7, 2018.
August 13, 2018
  • Read the agenda for the August 22-23, 2018 public meeting
August 9, 2018
  • Read REGDOC-3.6, Glossary of CNSC Terminology
  • Mr. Partanen presented on Finland’s approach to public trust and acceptance.
August 3, 2018
  • Based on its authority under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, the Commission has designated Ms. Rumina Velshi to act as President of the CNSC following Dr. Michael Binder’s retirement.
August 1, 2018
  • President Binder provided an overview of the CNSC, an update on domestic activities and an introduction of the incoming president, Rumina Velshi.
July 31, 2018
  • Regulatory non-compliances related to radiation protection and transportation of nuclear gauges
  • Draft REGDOC-1.1.5 is open for consultation until September 28, 2018
July 30, 2018
  • Summary of Review Meeting discussions now available
July 23, 2018
  • Large amount of algae has clogged cooling water intake
July 19, 2018
  • Draft REGDOC-2.1.1 is now open for consultation until October 30, 2018.
July 18, 2018
  • Ms. Velshi shared her vision about how the CNSC can evolve to meet major changes occurring in the nuclear sector.
July 17, 2018
  • This regulatory document sets out requirements and guidance for site evaluation and site preparation for new reactor facilities
  • On July 11, 2018, Lisa Thiele, CNSC Senior General Counsel, gave a presentation at the WNU Summer Institute in Busan, Korea, titled "Introduction to Nuclear Law".
  • On July 11, 2018, Lisa Thiele, CNSC Senior General Counsel, gave a presentation at the WNU Summer Institute in Busan, Korea. The presentation was titled "The Nuclear Regulatory Body: Excellence in Regulatory Oversight".
  • President Binder reflected on some of his accomplishments during his past 10 years of leadership at the CNSC
July 16, 2018
  • Mr. Pasquale will give a presentation titled “Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: The Energy Infrastructure Initiative”
  • Draft REGDOC-2.10.1, Emergency Management and Fire Protection, Volume II: Framework for Recovery After a Nuclear Emergency, is open for consultation until September 28, 2018
  • Update on the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s regulatory activities
July 13, 2018
  • Science and evidence-based information are the foundation of regulatory decision-making
  • Mr. Jammal presented on Canada’s approach to continuous improvement of safety for facilities and activities
July 9, 2018
  • Radionuclides continue to be monitored by the CNSC
July 6, 2018
  • CNSC requests information on Darlington Unit 2 activities
July 4, 2018
  • Licensee failed to meet the requirements for safe transport of a sealed source requiring a Type A package design.
July 3, 2018
  • CNSC staff will present their assessment of the safety performance of licensees in two regulatory oversight reports
June 29, 2018
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around these sites are protected
June 28, 2018
  • Draft REGDOC-2.1.1 is open for consultation until August 31, 2018
June 26, 2018
  • This regulatory document provides guidance and recommended practices for minimizing radiation dose to death-care professionals and other members of the public who may encounter a decedent with residual nuclear substances from therapeutic medical procedures. Background information is provided on procedure types, the risks they present and methods for reducing the potential for exposure.
June 25, 2018
  • The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is committed to building and maintaining strong relationships with Indigenous peoples in Canada.
June 22, 2018
  • Presentation titled “Some Nuclear Law Developments – 2018”
June 20, 2018
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around this site are protected
  • Part B of draft REGDOC-2.12.3, Version 2 is open for consultation until August 3, 2018
  • Licensee to correct non-compliances with management oversight of the radiation protection program and record keeping.
June 19, 2018
  • Ms. Rumina Velshi will begin a five-year term on August 22, 2018.
  • Read the agenda for the June 25, 2018 public meeting
  • Read the revised agenda for Part 2 of the hearing to consider Ontario Power Generation’s licence renewal application for the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station
June 15, 2018
  • The public is invited to comment on the progress update for CNL’s Prototype Waste Facilities, Whiteshell Laboratories and Port Hope Area Initiative.
June 14, 2018
  • CNSC requests information on Port Granby site activities.
June 13, 2018
  • Potential defect in InstroTek 3500 Xplorer portable gauges
  • Project timelines are currently under review
June 8, 2018
  • Find out the latest news on nuclear substance regulation. A new edition of the DNSR Newsletter is now available
June 6, 2018
  • Licensee to correct non-compliances related to the security of a portable nuclear gauge and worker training
June 5, 2018
  • CNSC provides clarity on the regulatory process underway for the proposed NSDF
May 31, 2018
  • A summary of research projects and initiatives supported and completed during the past fiscal year
May 25, 2018
  • What has Fukushima taught us? Read our latest feature article to learn about the key improvements and updates been made to emergency management regulations and standards since the accident.
May 24, 2018
  • NRCan publishes the inventory of radioactive waste in Canada
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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