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Packaging and transport

The packaging and transport safety and control area covers the safe packaging and transport of nuclear substances and radiation devices to and from the licensed facility. All nuclear substances are transported in packages that are selected based on the nature, form, and quantity or activity of the substance. There are general design requirements that apply to all package types to ensure that they can be handled safely and easily, secured properly, and are able to withstand routine transport conditions.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission issues licences for certain type of shipments and certificates for certain types of packaging containing nuclear substances as stipulated in the Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015 (PTNSR 2015). These regulations are based on the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material, 2012 Edition.

In this category you will find research and technical information about packaging, transport and package design and maintenance.

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