Regulatory action – SNC-Lavalin GEM Québec 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.


September 7, 2017

Update on regulatory action issued to SNC-Lavalin GEM Québec Inc.

On September 7, 2017, the CNSC confirmed that SNC-Lavalin GEM Québec Inc. had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on August 29, 2017. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

August 29, 2017

Order issued to SNC-Lavalin GEM Québec Inc.

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced that it issued an order on August 29, 2017 to SNC-Lavalin GEM Québec Inc., a company based in Montréal, Quebec 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 a CNSC field inspection in Montréal, Quebec. The inspection identified a non-compliance related to the security of a portable nuclear gauge used at the work site.

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 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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