Regulatory action – ARLANXEO Canada 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.


March 20, 2018

Order and administrative monetary penalty issued to ARLANXEO Canada Inc.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) issued an order to ARLANXEO Canada Inc., a company based in Sarnia, Ontario. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession, transfer, import, export, use and storage of fixed nuclear gauges.

The order was issued following a CNSC inspection at the licensee's Sarnia facility. The inspection identified non-compliances regarding entry into vessels with mounted fixed gauges. The inspection also identified non-compliances with the maintenance of records required by the CNSC.

Under the order, the licensee must cease all vessel entries until it can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the CNSC that a system consistent with submitted procedures and CNSC requirements is implemented for maintaining records of all vessel entries, and that workers who perform vessel entries are trained on the associated procedures and record-keeping requirements.

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

On March 29, 2018, the CNSC confirmed that ARLANEXEO Canada Inc. had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on March 20, 2018. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

On April 23, 2018, the CNSC also issued an administrative monetary penalty to ARLANXEA Canada Inc. in the amount of $7,930. The licensee failed to comply with a condition of their licence in violation of paragraph 48(c) of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, related to licence condition 2052-3 concerning vessel entry.

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