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November 19, 2020
  • CNL’s application to amend its waste facility decommissioning licence for Douglas Point will be discussed
November 18, 2020
  • BWXT ITG has applied to operate a medical isotope facility
November 9, 2020
  • Take our short survey to tell us what you think about our new facility page design
October 30, 2020
  • Draft REGDOC-2.5.6, Design of Rooms Where Unsealed Nuclear Substances Are Handled is open for comment
October 28, 2020
  • View the agenda and meeting documents
  • Summary details safety status of spent fuel and radioactive waste in Canada
October 21, 2020
  • Read the full report to learn more
October 19, 2020
  • Provides information to applicants and licensees on protecting the environment and the health of persons.
October 16, 2020
  • The English session of the webinar has been postponed to October 21 at 1 p.m.
October 15, 2020
  • Participant funding is available to review OPG’s application to renew its site preparation licence for the Darlington New Nuclear Project
October 14, 2020
  • Due to technical issues, the English session of the webinar slated for October 14 at 1 p.m. has been postponed.
October 13, 2020
  • Participant funding is available to review the renewal of Cameco’s Uranium Mine Licence for the Cigar Lake Operation
October 9, 2020
  • The agreements are to further explore areas of collaboration and expand capabilities and readiness to regulate innovation
October 8, 2020
  • Changes a result of the publication of the IAEA’s Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material
October 5, 2020
  • The agreement is for collaboration and exchange of information in nuclear regulatory matters
October 2, 2020
  • No risk to the workers, public or environment
  • Draft REGDOC-1.1.2, Version 2 is open for comment
September 30, 2020
  • A call for continued commitment to enhanced consultation and collaborative engagement
September 29, 2020
  • Results show Canadians and the environment near these sites are protected
September 23, 2020
  • New administrative protocol now available
September 21, 2020
  • Results show Canadians and the environment near the Bruce site are protected
September 18, 2020
  • The Regulatory Cooperation Council work plan provides an opportunity for us to work with the U.S. NRC
  • President Velshi outlines why and how it will enhance safety
September 14, 2020
  • See the 2019 data on radionuclides released from nuclear facilities
September 10, 2020
  • The agenda for the next virtual meeting on September 16, 2020 is now available
September 9, 2020
  • Deadline to submit a request to intervene is October 9, 2020
September 4, 2020
  • Commission says it is satisfied with cost estimates for the future decommissioning of the Key Lake Operation and financial guarantee
  • The deadline for the public to file a submission for the report is now October 13, 2020
August 27, 2020
  • Deadline to submit a request to intervene is October 2, 2020
August 26, 2020
  • Provide feedback on draft REGDOC 2.4.4, Safety Analysis for Class IB Nuclear Facilities before November 27, 2020
August 12, 2020
  • Sets out the technical and management system requirements for a dosimetry service licensed by the CNSC
August 6, 2020
  • The Commission granted Ontario Power Generation, NB Power and Bruce Power an exemption on certification requalification deadlines due to COVID-19
July 29, 2020
  • CNSC staff must provide results of their beryllium analyses to the Commission by October 30, 2020
July 17, 2020
  • Special focus at the Prince of Wales Public School to verify levels of beryllium in the soil
July 8, 2020
  • Participant funding is available to review three regulatory oversight reports scheduled for the December public Commission meeting
  • Review of 2019 regulatory oversight report for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories sites is now scheduled for the December 2020 public meeting
June 30, 2020
  • Canadian industry, licensees and transporters of radioactive material must ensure the latest requirements are being met.
June 29, 2020
  • Commission to consider an exemption for certified personnel whose certification will expire in 2020
June 26, 2020
  • CNSC thanks the Joint Review Panel for its dedication to the project over the past decade
June 22, 2020
  • Participant funding is available to review 2019 regulatory oversight report for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories sites
  • Participant funding is available to review regulatory oversight report on the use of nuclear substances and Class IB accelerators in Canada
June 10, 2020
  • Nuclear regulator response to COVID-19 pandemic is instrumental in strengthening nuclear safety globally
  • Results show Canadians and the environment near their facilities are protected
June 5, 2020
  • Read the National Sealed Source Registry and Sealed Source Tracking System Annual Report 2018 to learn more
  • The public hearing will be held on November 25 and 26, 2020
June 4, 2020
  • Findings of two international missions, modernization of nuclear waste-related regulatory documents and the Ontario false alert will be among the items discussed
May 28, 2020
  • Deadline to provide feedback: June 12, 2020
May 25, 2020
  • Participant funding is available to review the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed project by NexGen Energy Ltd.
May 14, 2020
  • Ontario Power Generation can now complete high-power testing and resume normal operations
May 4, 2020
  • Darlington Regulatory Hold Point 3 removed
April 27, 2020
  • Members of the public are invited to comment, in writing, on Cameco’s application by June 11, 2020
April 20, 2020
  • Technical review of revised draft environment impact statement is complete
April 15, 2020
  • Considerations for REGDOC-2.2.4, Fitness for Duty, Volume II: Managing Alcohol and Drug Use, Version 3
April 6, 2020
  • Commission requesting environmental resampling
March 30, 2020
  • No risk to the workers, the public or the environment
March 20, 2020
  • CNSC continues to focus on critical services during pandemic
March 16, 2020
  • CNSC heeding guidance from medical officials to help reduce the spread of the virus.
March 12, 2020
  • She presented an overview of the CNSC’s role, organizational priorities and key initiatives.
  • Deadline to provide feedback: April 11, 2020.
March 4, 2020
  • Sets out requirements and guidance for reports and notifications that licensees must submit to the Commission
February 27, 2020
  • President Velshi delivered a presentation on a variety of regulatory topics, including long-term waste management, updates to major facilities, and lessons learned from the false alert at Pickering
  • CNSC inspection identifies instances of non-compliance with regulatory requirements
  • The Report focuses on key achievements based on the performance expectations set out in the CNSC’s 2018–19 Departmental Plan
  • President Velshi will be sharing her views on regulating and industry oversight for the future
February 26, 2020
  • President Velshi delivered a presentation on the safe storage of nuclear waste and on the CNSC’s Participant Funding Program
February 25, 2020
  • This nomination is testament to the high regard the IAEA places on the CNSC’s leadership and commitment to maintain high safety standards
February 19, 2020
  • International Atomic Energy Agency publishes report on Canada’s emergency preparedness
February 18, 2020
  • The IAEA has released the results of a report assessing Canada’s framework for nuclear safety
February 14, 2020
  • Read about Canada’s nuclear industry and the regulatory activities the CNSC undertakes
February 11, 2020
  • President Velshi spoke about the CNSC’s state of readiness to regulate new technologies and the importance of exploring global harmonization of requirements
February 10, 2020
  • In light of the number of interventions to be considered during the public hearing, one day (March 4) has been added to the hearing in Peterborough
February 6, 2020
  • Participant funding is available for the public hearing on June 17-18, 2020, that will consider an amendment to the Douglas Point Waste Facility decommissioning licence
February 2, 2020
  • Saugeen Ojibway Nation’s decision to not support Ontario Power Generation’s Deep Geological Repository project has no impact on our regulated facilities.
January 30, 2020
  • No risk to the workers, public or environment
January 28, 2020
  • Participant funding available and opportunity to submit intervention on the scope of an Environmental Assessment for Global First Power’s submission
January 23, 2020
  • CNSC inspection identifies instances of non-compliance with regulatory requirements
January 22, 2020
  • Results are in line with those from 2014, 2016 (Toronto only) and 2018 and show Canadians and the environment near these facilities continue to be protected.
January 17, 2020
  • Read our FAQ
  • REGDOC-3.5.2 provides information about making, receiving, reviewing, appealing and redetermining orders.
January 16, 2020
  • Roles and responsibilities in a nuclear emergency
  • The amended agreement updates existing administrative procedures for cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
January 15, 2020
  • Regarding recent media stories on extension of operations, any request to operate beyond December 31, 2024 requires Commission approval. The CNSC has not received an application.
January 12, 2020
  • Alert sent in error
January 10, 2020
  • BWXT is seeking licence renewal. Come talk with CNSC staff to learn more.
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