Regulatory Action - Hanjin Shipping Canada Inc.
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.
November 16, 2012
On November 16, 2012, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) confirmed that Hanjin Shipping Canada Inc. removed the contaminated material from Canada as required by the order issued on October 5. The CNSC now considers the order closed.
October 11, 2012
Order to Hanjin Shipping Canada Inc.
On October 11, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced it had issued an order to Hanjin Shipping Canada Inc., a company that provides cargo shipping services to Canada.
A shipment from the company triggered a Canada Border Services Agency radiation detection alarm upon its arrival at the Port of Montreal. The order was issued on October 5 as a result of an inspection at the Port that confirmed kitchenware carried within a shipping container was contaminated with Cobalt-60.
Given that Hanjin Shipping Canada Inc. does not hold a CNSC licence to possess nuclear substances, the order requires that the company remove the contaminated material it brought into Canada by October 26, 2012.
The current placement of the contaminated material at the Port of Montreal does not pose any risk to the health and safety of workers, the public or the environment.
Read the order (PDF)