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New CNSC publications: Fukushima omnibus REGDOC amendment project, REGDOC-2.3.2, Accident Management: Severe Accident Management Programs for Nuclear Reactors, and REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Protection: Policies, Programs and Procedures

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2013

Following a period of public consultation on the Fukushima omnibus REGDOC amendments project from July to September 2012, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has published the following new regulatory documents:

  • REGDOC-2.3.2, Accident Management: Severe Accident Management Programs for Nuclear Reactors (formerly known as G-306)
  • REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Protection: Policies, Programs and Procedures (formerly known as S-296 and G-296)

Both documents have been developed as part of the CNSC’s Fukushima Action Plan, and play a key role in ensuring the CNSC’s expectations for severe accident management and environmental protection are clearly understood by licensees and licence applicants.

REGDOC-2.3.2, Accident Management: Severe Accident Management Programs for Nuclear Reactors sets out the expectations and guidance with respect to severe accident management programs.

This document supersedes the previous version that was identified as G-306, Severe Accident Management Programs for Nuclear Reactors. It includes amendments to reflect lessons learned from the Fukushima nuclear event of March 2011, and addresses findings from the CNSC Fukushima Task Force Report, as applicable to G-306.

REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental protection: Environmental Protection Policies, Programs and Procedures helps licensees implement environmental protection policies, programs and procedures, other than for licences to abandon, at Class I nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills.

This document combines the information from and supersedes two other documents: S-296, Environmental Protection Policies, Programs and Procedures at Class I Nuclear Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills, and G-296, Developing Environmental Protection Policies, Programs and Procedures at Class I Nuclear Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills. This document amends the guidance to reflect lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear event of March 2011, and addresses findings from the CNSC Fukushima Task Force Report.

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The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment, and to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

For further information, media may contact:

Aurèle Gervais
Media and Community Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
613-996-6860
1-800-668-5284
mediarelations@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca