Regulatory action – Issued to multiple licensees: Class I nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills

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

February 25, 2016

CNSC request for action to select Class 1A and 1B nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills in Canada pursuant to subsection 12(2) of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations

The CNSC has issued a request for action, pursuant to subsection 12(2) of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations, requiring all uranium mines and mills and select Class 1A and 1B nuclear facilities (nuclear laboratories, research reactors, nuclear substance processing facilities and nuclear waste facilities) to undertake a review of their reporting processes.

A letter was sent to the following licensees with action requested by March 31, 2016:

  • AREVA Resources Canada Inc.
  • Best Theratronics Ltd.
  • Cameco Corporation
  • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
  • Corporation de l’École Polytechnique
  • Denison Mines Corp.
  • GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc.
  • McMaster University
  • Nordion Inc.
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Rio Algoma Ltd.
  • Royal Military College of Canada
  • Saskatchewan Research Council
  • SRB Technologies (Canada) Inc.
  • University of Alberta
  • Université de Montréal

Read the letter

2014

August 18, 2014

CNSC request to licensees with tailings facilities

Further to the recent tailings dam breach at the Mount Polley open pit copper/gold mine in British Columbia, the CNSC has issued a request for action by Canadian licensees with tailings facilities. A letter was sent to the following licensees with action requested by September 15, 2014:

  • AREVA
  • Cameco Corporation
  • Rio Algom Limited
  • Willet Green Miller Ctr
  • P.J. Brugger and Associates
  • EWL Management Ltd.
  • Denison Mines Inc.

Read the letter (PDF).

2011

April 19, 2011

Update to regulatory action issued to Class I facilities and uranium mines and mills in Canada

In accordance with the regulatory action issued on March 22, 2011, the CNSC has confirmed that all Class I nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills have fulfilled their requirements and submitted responses pursuant to subsection 12(2) of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations.

The CNSC is currently evaluating responses.

March 22, 2011

CNSC request to all Class I nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills in Canada pursuant to subsection 12(2) of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations

Further to the situation in Japan, the CNSC has issued a request for action pursuant to subsection 12(2) of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations requiring specific actions to be taken by all Class I nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills in Canada.

Read the letters:

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To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.