February 17, 2012
Ensuring the protection of the environment from the potential harmful effects of regulated nuclear activities is a key component of the mandate of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). Groundwater is a valuable natural resource.
The CNSC has released for public consultation Discussion Paper DIS-12-01, Protection of Groundwater at Nuclear Facilities in Canada. Discussion papers are used to solicit comments from the public, licensees and interested organizations early in the regulatory process.
This Discussion Paper sets out a proposed approach for providing direction to current licensees and new applicants of nuclear facilities in Canada to ensure the protection of groundwater. These facilities include Class I nuclear facilities, uranium mines and mills and nuclear waste management facilities. The Discussion Paper proposes to consolidate, clarify and build on existing environmental protection requirements. Adoption of this proposed approach would provide future regulatory direction to nuclear facility licensees.
To submit comments, please do so by the date noted below. Comments submitted, including names and affiliations, are intended to be made public. You will not receive a formal reply.
Starts on: February 17, 2012
Ends on: April 16, 2012
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