National Sealed Source Registry and Sealed Source Tracking System Annual Reports

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's (CNSC) was the first nuclear regulator among G-8 countries to develop a national registry and to implement a Web-based tracking system, along with enhanced export and import controls for high-risk sealed sources.

These reports describe developments in the CNSC's National Sealed Source Registry (NSSR) and Sealed Source Tracking System (SSTS) since January 2006.

Current NSSR and SSTS Annual Report

  • National Sealed Source Registry and Sealed Source Tracking System 2015 Annual Report (HTML)(PDF)

2015 NSSR and SSTS Annual Report Highlights:

  • Compliance inspection results were strong, with 91 % of inspected licensees found to be compliant
  • There was a 17.4 % increase in the number of sealed sources in the SSTS when compared to 2014, mostly due to a large number of depleted sources being returned to manufacturers.
  • There were 17 reported events involving lost, stolen and found sealed sources; in 9 of these events, the sealed sources were recovered
  • There were no reported events involving Category 1 or 2 high-risk sealed sources

Previous NSSR and SSTS Annual Reports