Regulatory action – Waterloo Nuclear and Radiography 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.


May 11, 2018

Order issued to Waterloo Nuclear and Radiography Inc.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has issued an order to Waterloo Nuclear and Radiography Inc., a company based in Waterloo, Ontario. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession, transfer, import, use and storage of nuclear substances used for diagnostic medical imaging.

The order was issued following a CNSC inspection at the licensee’s Waterloo location. The inspection identified non-compliances regarding the management oversight of the licensee’s radiation protection program. The inspection also identified non-compliances with the maintenance of several records required by the CNSC.

Under the order, the licensee must place all of its radioactive materials into secure storage and refrain from obtaining any more, until such time that it can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the CNSC that it has implemented an effective radiation protection program and has management control over work practices at its location. The licensee must also satisfactorily address all of the findings of the CNSC inspection that was conducted.

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

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