Nuclear Facility - BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. - Peterborough
BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. operates two Class IB nuclear facilities under two site-specific licences to manufacture CANDU nuclear fuel bundles. These are for use at Ontario Power Generation’s Pickering and Darlington nuclear generating stations. The facility in Peterborough manufactures nuclear fuel bundles from uranium dioxide fuel pellets made in Toronto, and zircalloy tubes manufactured in house under a CNSC licence.
This facility also uses beryllium as part of its operations involving the manufacture of zircalloy tubes.
|Licensee:||BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (BWXT NEC)|
|Facility type:||Nuclear fuel fabrication facility|
|Owner:||BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc.|
|Licensed capacity:||Processing of up to 150 Mg of uranium per month|
|Licence issued:||January 1, 2021|
|Licence expires:||December 31, 2030|
|Start of operation:||1955|
|Licensing documentation:||Request a copy of BWXT NEC’s Peterborough licence and licence conditions handbook by emailing email@example.com|
|Facility website:||BWXT NEC Peterborough|
- June 9, 2022: The Federal Court has concluded Commission decision for BWXT NEC operating licence is lawful and reasonable
- March, 3, 2021: Webinar on BWXT NEC Peterborough licence renewal and beryllium soil sampling
- December 21, 2020: CNSC renews BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc.’s operating licences as two facility-specific licences for the Toronto and Peterborough facilities
The Commission is an independent administrative tribunal set up at arm’s length from government, without ties to the nuclear industry. Use the links below to find documents related to Commission meetings or hearings.
- December 18, 2020: Record of Decision - BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. - Application for the Renewal of the Fuel Facility Licence for BWXT’s Toronto and Peterborough Facilities (PDF)
The CNSC posts regulatory enforcement actions taken to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment. Use the links below to find out more about any orders or penalties that have been placed on this licensee, if any.
- No recent regulatory actions
Licensees must report events and incidents involving licensed activities that could impact the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment to the CNSC. Use the links below to find any information provided by this licensee, if any, as well as other public disclosures made by licensees.
- BWXT NEC’s disclosure protocol
- Regulatory oversight report for uranium and nuclear processing facilities in Canada
- BWXT NEC’s annual compliance reports
Protecting Canadians and the environment
The CNSC uses information provided by licensees to create our own reports assessing the environmental effects of nuclear facilities or licensed activities.
- Environmental monitoring: CNSC independent environmental monitoring results
- CNSC soil sampling results (PDF)
- CNSC supplemental submission on resampling results (PDF)
- BWXT NEC’s environmental monitoring
- BWXT NEC’s environmental risk assessment
- Federal, provincial and municipal monitoring programs: List of monitoring programs managed by other levels of government
- Radionuclide releases: Nuclear Processing Facilities dataset in the Open Government catalogue for information on releases from this facility
Health and safety
The CNSC oversees licensee emergency planning and works with other levels of government to ensure the health and safety of Canadians. We also conduct and review health studies on various areas associated with the production, possession or use of nuclear substances.
- CNSC health studies on Canadian nuclear facilities: Relevant health studies of CNSC-regulated nuclear reactors
- BWXT NEC Peterborough health and safety report
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