In January 2007, the Commission directed CNSC staff to initiate research studies on tritium releases in Canada, and to study and evaluate tritium processing facilities exercising the best practices around the globe. In response, the CNSC has undertaken several research projects under the banner of the Tritium Studies Project. This research will enhance the information used in the regulatory oversight of tritium processing and tritium releases in Canada.
The following studies were conducted under the banner of the Tritium Studies Project:
- Standards and Guidelines for Tritium in Drinking Water (INFO-0766)
- Investigation of the Environmental Fate of Tritium in the Atmosphere (INFO-0792)
- Tritium Releases and Dose Consequences in Canada in 2006 (INFO-0793)
- Evaluation of Facilities Handling Tritium (INFO-0796)
- Tritium Activity in Garden Produce from Pembroke in 2007 and Dose to the Public (INFO-0798)
- Health Effects, Dosimetry and Radiological Protection of Tritium (INFO-0799)
- Tritium Studies Project Synthesis Report (INFO-0800)
On April 28, 2010, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) hosted an Open House in Ottawa for members of the public and stakeholders on the results of its Tritium Studies Project.