Regulatory Action – Medagh Industrial Recycling Ltd.

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


January 16, 2020

Order issued to Medagh Industrial Recycling Ltd.

The CNSC has issued an order to Medagh Industrial Recycling Ltd., a company based in Concord, Ontario. The company previously held a CNSC licence that expired on December 31, 2019, which authorized the company to possess, transfer and store X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers for the purposes of determining the elemental composition of materials.

The order was issued following a CNSC inspection at the company’s Concord facility on January 16, 2020. The inspection identified that the company was still in possession of its XRF analyzer without holding a valid CNSC licence authorizing the company to do so. Prior to the expiry of the company’s licence, the CNSC informed the company of the expiry date and that the company must either renew its licence or be required to dispose or transfer its XRF analyzer to a company that is authorized to possess the device, prior to January 1, 2020. The company failed to take appropriate measures to meet this requirement.

The order prohibits the company from using its XRF analyzer and requires the company to transfer its XRF analyzer to another company authorized by the CNSC to possess such a device by no later than close of business day, January 23, 2020.

The CNSC requires these measures in order to protect the health and safety of workers, the public and the environment.

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