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Safeguards for New Types of Nuclear Facilities and Campaigns in Canada

Abstract of the technical paper/presentation presented at:
Safeguards Symposium 2018
November 2–5, 2018

Prepared by:
Sarah Burger, Henry Gao and Omer Elahi
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission


New challenges for safeguards are emerging as a result of proposals for new types of nuclear facilities and decommissioning activities. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is currently reviewing a number of projects that require or will require innovative safeguards solutions. These projects include a long term waste management facility, which will contain uranium-bearing wastes, decommissioning activities at nuclear laboratories and research reactors, the development of a deep geological repository for spent fuel, and vendor design reviews of small modular reactor designs. This paper identifies some of the common themes for the safeguards challenges associated with these projects.

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