Regulatory action – City of Ottawa

Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and associated regulations, various levels of regulatory action can be taken by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment.

2016

March 16, 2016

Update on the administrative monetary penalty (AMP) issued to the City of Ottawa

On March 16, 2016, the CNSC confirmed that the AMP issued to the City of Ottawa has been paid. The CNSC now considers this AMP closed.

February 25, 2016

AMP issued to the City of Ottawa

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced it had issued an administrative monetary penalty (AMP) to the City of Ottawa in the amount of $7,930. In October 2015, the licensee had stored a radiation device that was not in the proper shielded configuration. In December 2015, the licensee failed to ensure that the radiation device was in the proper shielded configuration when preparing it for transport and, once aware that fact, failed to immediately notify the CNSC as required under their licence.

While there was no impact to the health of workers, the public or the environment, the City of Ottawa failed to comply with the conditions its CNSC licence, and therefore was in contravention of paragraph 48(c) of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act.