Regulatory action – Union Street Geotechnical 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.


May 30, 2019

On May 30, 2019, the CNSC confirmed that union Street Geotechnical Ltd. has complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on May 28, 2019. CNSC staff reviewed the corrective measures implemented by the company and found these measures to be satisfactory.

May 28, 2019

Order to Union Street Geotechnical Ltd.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has issued an order to Union Street Geotechnical 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 purpose of measuring compaction and moisture content in materials.

The order was issued following a CNSC field inspection in Red Deer, Alberta. The inspection revealed that the worker operating the portable nuclear gauge was not following company procedures and was not operating in accordance with regulatory requirements. The inspection also identified non-compliances related to the security of the portable nuclear gauge used at the work site.

The order requires the licensee to prohibit the worker from operating portable nuclear gauges until such time as the worker has received effective training in radiation safety and in the safe use of portable nuclear gauges to the CNSC’s satisfaction, and that all items of non-compliance identified in the inspection report have been corrected.

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

Read the order (PDF)

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