Regulatory action – Parkland Geotechnical Consulting Ltd.

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.

2018

September 7, 2018

Update on regulatory action issued to Parkland Geotechnical Consulting Ltd.

On September 7, 2018, the CNSC confirmed that Parkland Geotechnical Consulting Ltd had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on August 30, 2018. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

August 30, 2018

Order issued to Parkland Geotechnical Consulting Ltd.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has issued an order to Parkland Geotechnical Consulting Ltd., a company based in Red Deer, Alberta. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession, transfer, use and storage of portable nuclear gauges for the purposes of measuring compaction and moisture content in materials.

The order was issued following a CNSC field inspection in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. The inspection identified non-compliances with the CNSC requirement that radiation detection equipment be available in proximity of the licensee's job sites.

The order requires the licensee to cease operations of a nuclear portable gauge, by one of its workers, at a job site in Crowsnest Pass, until such time that the emergency equipment is available within CNSC-required time frames.

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

 

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