Nuclear Facilities in Canadian Communities
Certain communities within Canada are home to facilities including nuclear power plants, uranium processing and fuel fabrication facilities, research facilities, radioactive waste management facilities, nuclear substance processing facilities, and uranium mines and mills. The use of nuclear energy and substances can be found in many communities across Canada, especially in medical and industrial applications.
There are also several new nuclear projects proposed for some communities in Canada that are different stages in the environmental assessments or licensing process. All new nuclear projects must undergo an environmental assessment and before a project can begin, a license from the CNSC must be issued. The public has many opportunities to participate and be heard during the process. Find out more about how the CNSC’s Commission Tribunal makes decisions about the nuclear sector and new projects.
- Bécancour - Trois-Rivières
- Mistissini and Chibougamau (Matoush project: proposed underground uranium exploration)
- Blind River
- Bruce Region
- Chalk River
- Elliot Lake
- Port Hope
- Baker Lake (Kiggavik project: proposed uranium mine and mill)