Regulatory action – Newfoundland Recycling Limited

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.

2017

March 8, 2017

Order Issued to Newfoundland Recycling Limited

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced that it had issued an order on February 16, 2017 to Newfoundland Recycling Limited, a metal recycling company based in Conception Bay South, NL. The company holds a CNSC licence that authorizes the possession, transfer, use and storage of an X-ray fluorescence radiation device that uses a nuclear substance.

The order was issued after CNSC staff discovered that the radiation device had been transferred to another person who was not authorized by the CNSC to possess the device.

The order requires Newfoundland Recycling Limited to recover the radiation device and to properly transfer it to a person authorized by the CNSC to possess it.

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

Read the order (PDF) :