Latest News

September 19, 2017
  • The presentation describes the CNSC’s strategy for the regulation of small modular reactors in Canada
September 18, 2017
  • Read the CNSC’s What We Heard Report on DIS-16-04, Small Modular Reactors: Regulatory Strategy, Approaches and Challenges
  • Mr. Elder discussed the CNSC’s regulatory approach for fire protection and emergency management at nuclear facilities in Canada
  • Topic includes the Canadian experience since ratification in June 2001 of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management.
September 13, 2017
  • Licensee failed to effectively verify that workers are adhering to a safety clearance procedure
September 11, 2017
  • Sharing nuclear safety expertise internationally
September 8, 2017
  • Non-compliance related to portable nuclear gauge security
  • Inspection identified a non-compliance related to the security of a portable nuclear gauge
  • CSA N289.1, General requirements for seismic design and qualification of nuclear power plants (New Edition) is open for public review until November 5, 2017.
September 7, 2017
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around the facility are protected
September 5, 2017
  • Inspection identified a non-compliance related to the security of a portable nuclear gauge
September 1, 2017
  • Commission to consider Bruce Power’s application to renew nuclear power reactor operating licence
August 31, 2017
  • Non-compliance related to portable nuclear gauge security
  • CNSC is requesting additional information from CNL
  • To provide you more access to information, the CNSC is now making IEMP results available in CSV file format
August 30, 2017
  • Topics included a timeline of the Japan earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 and the shift in regulatory focus from accident prevention to accident prevention and mitigation.
  • The new versions contain no new requirements, only administrative changes.
August 28, 2017
  • CNSC employees have developed a dynamic video to encourage their colleagues to complete the PSES
August 25, 2017
  • Discussion paper DIS-17-01, Framework for Recovery in the Event of a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency, is open for consultation until December 27, 2017.
August 24, 2017
  • Commission to consider OPG’s proposed revised financial guarantee
August 23, 2017
  • Rad Facts is our newest educational resource that tackles tough scientific concepts through engaging infographics and videos
August 22, 2017
  • The Minister of Environment and Climate Change requests that OPG provide additional information on its proposed DGR
  • Presentation titled “Uranium Regulation: Mining, Transportation, Trade and Control”
August 21, 2017
  • Draft REGDOC-2.7.3, Radiation Protection Guidelines for the Safe Handling of Decedents, is open for consultation until November 19, 2017
August 17, 2017
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around the facility are protected
August 16, 2017
  • Commission to consider an application from the University of Alberta to amend its non-power reactor operating licence
August 15, 2017
  • Draft REGDOC-3.2.1, Public Information and Disclosure (formerly RD/GD-99.3), is open for consultation until September 28, 2017
August 11, 2017
  • Agreement on exchange of information and cooperation in nuclear safety matters
  • Deadline for written submissions is September 11, 2017
August 10, 2017
  • A revised agenda is now available for the August 16–17, 2017 public meeting
  • The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is proposing new regulatory requirements in REGDOC-2.2.4, Fitness for Duty.
August 9, 2017
  • Read the feedback on comments received for REGDOC-2.13.1, Safeguards and Nuclear Material Accountancy
August 8, 2017
  • Read the feedback on comments for REGDOC-1.5.1, Application Guide: Certification of Radiation Devices or Class II Prescribed Equipment received
  • No feedback on comments for REGDOC-2.5.5, Design of Radiography Installations was received. This closes the public consultation period.
August 4, 2017
  • CNSC staff are onsite and monitoring the situation
  • Event to be reported at August 16 Commission meeting
  • Learn how PSA is used as an analysis tool to help evaluate risk at a nuclear power plant
August 2, 2017
  • No safety concerns for members of the public or workers
July 28, 2017
  • The presentation encouraged women to pursue careers in scientific fields
July 25, 2017
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around the facility are safe
July 24, 2017
  • No feedback on comments for REGDOC-1.4.1, Licence Application Guide: Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment was received. This closes the public consultation period.
July 21, 2017
  • National reports of all the Contracting Parties are now publicly available
  • Independent research reports provide information on a variety of topics
July 19, 2017
  • Commission to consider a request from Hydro-Québec to modify the financial guarantee agreement for its Gentilly-2 nuclear facility and radioactive waste management facilities
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around the facility are safe
  • The Regulatory Oversight Report for Nuclear Processing, Small Research Reactor and Class IB Accelerator Facilities: 2015 is now available
July 18, 2017
  • The presentation highlights Mr. Jammal’s experiences as President of the 7th Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety
July 14, 2017
  • New CNSC fact sheet
  • Licensees reminded of safe management of nuclear substances and radiation devices
July 13, 2017
  • Deficiencies in emergency preparedness measures
  • CNSC Senior General Counsel Lisa Thiele delivers presentation titled “Introduction to Nuclear Law”
July 11, 2017
  • Draft REGDOC-2.4.3, Nuclear Criticality Safety, is open for consultation until September 14, 2017
July 7, 2017
  • The public is invited to provide feedback on comments for REGDOC-2.5.5, Design of Radiography Installations, until July 28, 2017
July 6, 2017
  • A summary of the environmental assessment completed by the CNSC for McClean Lake is now available
July 4, 2017
  • Commission to consider Ontario Power Generation’s application to amend nuclear power reactor licences
June 30, 2017
  • The public is invited to provide feedback on comments received on draft regulatory document REGDOC-2.13.1, Safeguards and Nuclear Material Accountancy.
June 29, 2017
  • The public comment period on the discussion paper is open until August 28, 2017
  • Guideline for Design of Fish Impingement and Entrainment Programs at Class I Nuclear Facilities (New Standard) is available for consultation until August 19, 2017.
  • The licence will be valid from July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2027
June 27, 2017
  • The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is satisfied that Ontario Power Generation has adequately addressed its request
June 26, 2017
  • No health risk to the public or workers
June 23, 2017
  • Central Huron and White River will no longer be considered in the selection process
June 22, 2017
  • Commission to consider Best Theratronics Ltd.’s proposed revised financial guarantee for the decommissioning of its facility
  • Commission to consider a request from Hydro-Québec to modify the financial guarantee agreement for its Gentilly-2 nuclear facility and radioactive waste management facilities
June 21, 2017
  • The Commission invites intervenors from the April 13 public hearing to file supplementary submissions
June 20, 2017
  • Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium Mines and Mills and Decommissioned Sites in Canada: 2016
June 19, 2017
  • Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium and Nuclear Substance Processing Facilities in Canada: 2016
June 16, 2017
  • Michael Binder announced Mr. Pierre Tremblay as the new Chair of the DAC
  • Written comments must be submitted by August 16, 2017
  • Commission to consider Ontario Power Generation’s application to amend nuclear power reactor licences
June 15, 2017
  • The licence will be valid from July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2022
June 14, 2017
  • A new edition of the Directorate of Nuclear Substance Regulation newsletter is now available
  • The presentation will highlight how organizations can use knowledge management to increase innovation and enhance organizational agility.
June 13, 2017
  • The report provides an overview of the nuclear sector in Canada and concludes with a list of recommendations by the Committee.
June 9, 2017
  • Commission to consider Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ licence renewal application
June 7, 2017
  • CSA N287.7.17 In-service examination and testing requirements for concrete containment structures for nuclear power plants is open for public review until June 27, 2017.
  • CSA N287.2-17, Material requirements for concrete containment structures for nuclear power plants, is open for public review until June 27, 2017.
June 6, 2017
  • The public is invited to provide feedback on comments received on draft regulatory document REGDOC-1.5.1, Application Guide: Certification of Radiation Devices or Class II Prescribed Equipment
  • The public is invited to provide feedback on comments for REGDOC-1.4.1, Licence Application Guide: Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment, until June 27, 2017.
June 5, 2017
  • The presentation presents the Canadian approach to effective safety and security interfacing
June 1, 2017
  • The McClean Lake Operation consists of a uranium mine and mill, waste management systems, and the production of uranium concentrate. Results confirm that the public and the environment around the facility are safe.
May 31, 2017
  • The agenda for the June 8, 2017 public meeting is now available
  • Meet Canada’s nuclear regulator in Inuvik, NT, on June 13, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m.
May 30, 2017
  • Non-compliances related to the radiation protection program
  • The licence will be valid from June 1, 2017 until May 31, 2027
  • Presentation titled “Promoting Tribunal Neutrality in an Integrated Regulatory Model”
May 26, 2017
  • Non-compliances related to portable gauge work
May 25, 2017
  • The CNSC will hold a public hearing in La Ronge, SK, to consider AREVA’s licence renewal application for the McClean Lake Operation.
  • Non-compliances related to portable gauge work
May 19, 2017
  • CNSC announces the location of the public hearing in La Ronge, SK
May 18, 2017
  • Portable nuclear gauge device lost while in transport between Toronto and Brampton, ON
  • Update to fellow INRA members on recent and upcoming regulatory and nuclear issues in Canada
May 17, 2017
  • Mr. Jammal presented key achievements of the Seventh Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety
May 15, 2017
  • The public is invited to comment until June 14, 2017
  • Public comment period will relaunch for additional 60 days
  • Topics include transportation and waste, international cooperation and nuclear security in Canada
  • Read REGDOC-3.5.1, Licensing Process for Class I Nuclear Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills, version 2
May 10, 2017
  • The CNSC is aware of and monitoring the situation. No contamination or radiological releases were reported as part of this event
  • Meet Canada’s nuclear regulator on May 16 and 18
  • Read REGDOC-1.6.1, Licence Application Guide: Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices, version 2
May 9, 2017
  • Read the public’s comments on discussion paper DIS-16-02, Radiation Protection and Dosimetry
May 8, 2017
  • PSA is a tool to estimate risk and drive safety improvement at nuclear power plants
May 5, 2017
  • REGDOC-2.9.1, version 1.1, includes administrative updates to sections 2.1 and 3.2.4, and to the definition of environmental effects.
May 4, 2017
  • The Canadian Nuclear Society will host its 37th annual conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario from June 4-7, 2017. The deadline for early bird registration is May 7.
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around the facility are safe
May 3, 2017
  • A revised agenda is now available for the May 9–11, 2017 public hearing to consider NB Power’s application
  • The agenda for the May 9, 2017 public meeting is now available
  • Canada leads the way in transparency
May 1, 2017
  • Regulatory Oversight Report on the Use of Nuclear Substances in Canada: 2016
April 25, 2017
  • Presentation titled “Some Current Legal Issues – a Regulatory Perspective”
  • Meet Canada’s nuclear regulator in Winnipeg, MB, on May 16, 2017
April 21, 2017
  • Themes explored will include social licence, Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous rights
  • Meet Canada’s nuclear regulator on April 26 and 27
April 19, 2017
  • Failure to comply with a licence condition
April 11, 2017
  • A revised agenda is now available for the April 12, 2017 public meeting
April 6, 2017
  • The agenda for the April 12, 2017 public meeting is available
  • A revised agenda is now available for the April 12–13, 2017 public hearings
April 5, 2017
  • CNSC announces the location and a date change for Part 2 of the public hearing to consider NB Power’s application
  • The updated form takes effect April 1, 2017
  • Public comment period until May 5, 2017
March 31, 2017
  • The CNSC has posted its improvement plan for communicating regulatory information to licensees.
  • Corrective action plan completed as committed
March 30, 2017
  • Learn what makes the international nuclear regulatory community unique among the world’s regulatory community
  • Read REGDOC-3.4.1, Guide for Applicants and Intervenors Writing CNSC Commission Member Documents
March 29, 2017
  • The report examines core stress points in Canada’s energy landscape and suggests a way forward
March 27, 2017
  • Worker injured at Bruce B Nuclear Generating Station
  • Learn about Canada’s participation
March 23, 2017
  • The public is invited to provide feedback on comments received on draft REGDOC-2.1.2, Safety Culture
March 22, 2017
  • The forward regulatory plan for 2017–19 is now available
March 21, 2017
  • Read REGDOC–2.2.4, Fitness for Duty: Managing Worker Fatigue
March 17, 2017
  • Written comments must be submitted by May 17, 2017
  • OPG’s application to renew the operating licence for the Pickering Waste Management Facility to be considered on April 13, 2017
  • What sets the CNSC apart from other regulatory bodies
March 16, 2017
  • Transporting passengers and packages bearing II-yellow and III-yellow labels
March 15, 2017
  • Topics include the CNSC’s evolving digital presence and commitment to transparency and proactive disclosure
  • The public is invited to provide feedback on comments received on DIS-16-05, Human Performance, until April 5, 2017
  • CSA N285.7-15, Periodic inspection of CANDU nuclear power plant balance of plant systems and components (Amendment) is open for consultation until May 1, 2017
March 14, 2017
  • Draft REGDOC-1.5.1, Application Guide: Certification of Radiation Devices or Class II Prescribed Equipment, is open for consultation until May 12, 2017
March 10, 2017
  • CSA N293-12, Fire protection for nuclear power plants (Amendment), is open for consultation until May 2, 2017.
March 9, 2017
  • The yearly report outlines the CNSC's commitments, spending estimates and performance expectations for a three-year period.
  • Topics include CNSC’s key priorities and its role as a responsible authority under CEAA 2012
  • Draft REGDOC-2.13.1, Safeguards and Nuclear Material Accountancy, is open for consultation until May 8, 2017
  • Draft REGDOC-2.5.5, Design of Industrial Radiography Installations, is open for consultation until June 16,2017
March 8, 2017
  • Unauthorized transfer of radiation device
March 2, 2017
  • Approved operating procedure not followed
  • A revised agenda for the March 8 public meeting is now available
March 1, 2017
  • Read REGDOC–2.2.3, Personnel Certification: Exposure Device Operators
February 27, 2017
  • Governor in Council appoints three new members to the CNSC
  • The licence will be valid from March 1, 2017 until February 28, 2027
February 23, 2017
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around the vicinity of Nordion are safe
February 22, 2017
  • Read the report highlighting key research activities, interesting facts and more
  • Topics included regulatory responsibilities and updates on nuclear facilities and projects
February 20, 2017
  • The CNSC has published seven updated safety posters intended for licensees to post in areas where they store, use, administer or prepare nuclear substances.
February 17, 2017
  • Learn how the CNSC proposes to consider greenhouse gas emissions in the context of environmental assessments
February 16, 2017
  • Learn how the CNSC protects the environment and human health through environmental assessments
February 15, 2017
  • Read the 2016 Clock Symposium's final report
February 10, 2017
  • Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Power Plants: 2016
February 8, 2017
  • Overview of CNSC’s mandate and role under the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act
February 7, 2017
  • Meet Canada’s nuclear regulator in Pickering, ON, on February 14, 2017
February 6, 2017
  • No radiological impact on the health and safety of the public or the environment
  • Failure to comply with a licence condition
January 31, 2017
  • “Fukushima’s Lasting Impacts on the Global Nuclear Industry? The Canadian Regulator’s View”
January 30, 2017
  • Failure to comply with a licence condition
  • “Meaningful Engagement in Nuclear Regulation” at the CAMPUT Regulatory Key Topics meeting
  • The deadline has been extended to March 6, 2017 (Source : CEAA)
January 27, 2017
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around the vicinity of the BWXT site are safe
  • Read the feedback on comments for REGDOC-1.1.1, Licence to Prepare Site and Site Evaluation for New Reactor Facilities
January 25, 2017
  • Failure to comply with a licence condition
  • Meet Canada’s nuclear regulator in Pickering, ON, on February 14, 2017
January 24, 2017
  • A revised agenda for the January 26 public meeting is now available
January 20, 2017
  • A revised agenda for the January 26 public hearing is now available
January 19, 2017
  • The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is inviting comments on additional information for the Deep Geologic Repository, with a deadline of February 17, 2017
  • CNSC to perform pre-licensing vendor design review of LeadCold Reactors Inc. Swedish Advanced Lead Reactor (SEALER) design concept
January 18, 2017
  • Environmental protection programs safeguard our environment, health, safety and security
January 17, 2017
  • Read the CNSC’s latest progress report
January 16, 2017
  • Failure to comply with a licence condition
January 10, 2017
  • Read the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission regulatory document REGDOC-3.6, Glossary of CNSC Terminology
  • The interim report of this five-year research from the University of Saskatchewan finds caribou population to be one of the most secure in Canada
January 9, 2017
  • The updated administrative arrangement implements the provisions of the nuclear cooperation agreement and the supplemental protocol between Canada and Romania that ensure the peaceful use of nuclear technology.
  • The presentation provides an overview and an update on issues and challenges in radiation protection in Canada
  • REGDOC-3.1.2, Reporting Requirements for Non-Power Reactor Class I Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills
January 6, 2017
  • Failure to comply with a licence condition
January 5, 2017
  • Nuclear power is considered as part of the mix
January 4, 2017
  • OPG submits to CEAA the additional information requested by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change on February 18, 2016
  • Meet Canada’s nuclear regulator in Saint John, NB, on February 2, 2017
January 3, 2017
  • Check out the CNSC’s top 10 nuclear-related news stories for 2016.