Regulatory action – Peterson Contracting Ltd.

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.


August 24, 2018

Update on regulatory action issued to Peterson Contracting Ltd.

On August 24, 2018, the CNSC confirmed that Peterson Contracting Ltd. had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on July 31, 2018. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

July 31, 2018

Order issued to Peterson Contracting Ltd.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has issued an order to Peterson Contracting Ltd., a company based in Williams Lake, British Columbia. 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 a CNSC inspection at the licensee’s Williams Lake facility. The inspection identified non-compliances with the implementation and management oversight of the radiation protection program. Additionally, the inspection also identified non-compliances with the maintenance of records required by the CNSC as well as regulatory requirements for the transportation of the nuclear gauges.

The order requires the licensee to place its portable nuclear gauges into storage and prohibits the company from using or transporting nuclear gauges until it can demonstrate to the CNSC that an effective radiation protection program has been implemented, and it complies with all regulatory requirements.

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

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