Regulatory action – Acciona Infrastructure 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.


October 31, 2017

Update on regulatory action issued to Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc.

On October 31, 2017, the CNSC confirmed that Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc. had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on October 4, 2017. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.


October 4, 2017

Order issued to Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has issued an order to Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc., a company based in Vancouver, British Columbia that offers geotechnical, environmental, civil and materials engineering services. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession, transfer, use and storage of portable nuclear gauges for the purposes of measuring compaction and moisture content in materials.

The order was issued following CNSC inspections conducted in Fort St. John, British Columbia. The inspections identified non-compliances related to the security of a portable nuclear gauge used at the work site. The inspections also identified that the worker operating the portable nuclear gauge was not following company procedures when conducting activities with nuclear gauges.

The order requires the worker to immediately cease the use of portable nuclear gauges until the licensee can demonstrate, to the CNSC’s satisfaction, that the worker is adequately trained to ensure the safety and security of those portable nuclear gauges in the field.

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

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