SRB Technologies (Canada) Inc.

SRB Technologies (Canada) Inc. (SRB) is licensed to operate a nuclear processing facility, located in Pembroke, Ontario. The CNSC has full-time, dedicated staff who periodically perform inspections to evaluate operations and to verify compliance with regulatory requirements and licence conditions.

Facility Information

SRB Technologies (Canada) Inc.

Location: Pembroke, Ontario
Licensee: SRB Technologies (Canada) Inc.
Status: Operating
Licence issued: July 1, 2015
Licence expires: June 30, 2022
Start of commercial operation: 1991
Licensing documentation: SRB’s licence and Licence Conditions Handbook (PDF - Source: SRB)

SRB uses tritium, a nuclear substance, in order to make self-luminous emergency exit signs, various military applications such as landmine markers and other safety products not requiring batteries or other external sources of power.

SRB seals the colourless, odourless tritium gas in small glass tubes coated on the inside with phosphorescent powder. When tiny particles emitted from the decaying radioactive gas come into contact with the powder, light is generated. For more information, visit SRB's website.

Operating Performance of SRB

The CNSC produces an annual report on the performance of uranium fuel cycle and processing facilities, which includes SRB. The report provides information on events, facility modifications, and areas of increased regulatory focus. It also tracks data on:

  • public and worker radiation dose
  • lost-time incidents for workers
  • environmental monitoring results
  • environmental reportable spills and corrective actions taken
  • current financial guarantees for future decommissioning costs

Read the report to learn about SRB's operating performance.

Latest CNSC Facility-Specific Announcements

June 29, 2015: The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Renews SRB Technologies (Canada) Inc.'s Nuclear Substance Processing Facility Operating Licence.

May 1, 2015: CNSC publishes 2014 Independent Environmental Monitoring Program results for SRB Technologies (Canada) Inc.

April 27, 2015: Revised notice of public hearing on SRB Technologies’ licence renewal. The hearing will now only take place on May 14, 2015.

March 20, 2015: CNSC publishes 2013 Independent Environmental Monitoring Program results for SRB Technologies (Canada) Inc.

February 24, 2015: Notice of public hearing on SRB Technologies’ licence renewal, May 13-14, 2015 in Pembroke

November 14, 2014: Notice of public hearing on SRB Technologies (Canada) Inc. licence renewal and participant funding offering

September 8, 2014: SRB submitted an application to renew its operating licence. SRB’s current licence expires on June 30, 2015.

June 30, 2010: CNSC Announces Decision to Renew the Operating Licence for SRB Technologies (Canada) Inc.

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