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Evaluation of Facilities Handling Tritium

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The Evaluation of Facilities Handling Tritium report is one of a series of research studies being produced by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) under its Tritium Studies Project. The goal of the research is to expand the body of knowledge on tritium and to further enhance regulatory oversight of tritium-related activities in Canada.


The overall conclusion is that current Canadian tritium processing operating practices are comparable to those in overseas facilities in the UK, Switzerland and South Africa. Effective management of tritium is being achieved through a wide variety of mechanisms. While Canadian facilities operate using many of the best practices listed in the report, adoption of additional proven methods could further minimize the releases of tritium to the environment.

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