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Nordion (Canada) Inc.

Nordion (Canada) Inc. is a health science company that owns and is licensed to operate this nuclear substance processing facility, located in Ottawa, Ontario. The facility manufactures sealed radiation sources used in cancer therapy and irradiation technologies (gamma technologies).

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Licensee: Nordion (Canada) Inc.
Owner: Nordion (Canada) Inc.
Status: Operating
Licence issued: November 1, 2015
Licence expires: October 31, 2025
Start of operation: 1946
Licensing documentation: Request a copy of Nordion (Canada) Inc.’s licence and licence conditions handbook by emailing
Facility website: Nordion (Canada) Inc.

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