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October 2023 Environmental Non-Governmental Organization Forum

The CNSC–Environmental Non-Governmental Organization (ENGO) Forum met virtually on October 4, 2023.



  • Approval of June 22, 2023, meeting summary
  • Update on recent or emerging items

Overview of CNSC approach to inspections

  • Presenters: John Thelen, Director, Operations Secretariat; J.C. Poirier, Senior Project Officer, Operations Secretariat

Health break

Preparations for Canada’s submission for the 8th Review Meeting on the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management

  • Presenters: Nadia Petseva, Director, Wastes and Decommissioning Division; Sarah Watt, Senior Project Officer, Wastes and Decommissioning Division

ENGO Forum governance

  • Commitment Tracker
  • Forward agenda



List of attendees from the CNSC and participating ENGOs.


  • Carroll Chubb (Saskatchewan Environmental Society)
  • Pippa Feinstein (Nuclear Transparency Project)
  • Larissa Holman (Ottawa Riverkeeper)
  • Brennain Lloyd (Northwatch)
  • Theresa McClenaghan (Canadian Environmental Law Association)


  • Michael DeJong
  • Peter Elder
  • Julia Cropley
  • Clare Cattrysse
  • Nana Kwamena
  • Nadia Petseva
  • John Thelen
  • Meghan Gerrish
  • J.C. Poirier
  • Michael Young
  • Spencer Rolfe

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