BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. - Toronto

BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (BWXT), formerly known as GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc., owns and is licensed to operate a nuclear fuel fabrication facility, located in Toronto, Ontario. The CNSC has full-time staff who periodically perform inspections to evaluate operations and to verify compliance with regulatory requirements and licence conditions.

Facility Information

BWXT's Toronto nuclear fuel fabrication facility

BWXT's Toronto nuclear fuel fabrication facility

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Licensee: BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. Status: Operating
Licence issued: January 1, 2011
Licence expires: December 31, 2020
Start of commercial operation: 1955
Licensing documentation: Request a copy of BWXT's Toronto nuclear fuel fabrication facility licence and licence condition handbook by email

BWXT manufactures nuclear fuel bundles for Canada's nuclear power plants from uranium dioxide (UO2) powder. It operates two Ontario sites under one CNSC licence: one site in Toronto and one in Peterborough. The Toronto facility produces natural uranium dioxide (UO2) pellets from uranium powder. The Peterborough facility receives the pellets and loads them into tubes that are sealed and assembled into fuel bundles. For more information, see BWXT's website.

Operating Performance of BWXT

The CNSC produces an annual report on the performance of uranium fuel cycle and processing facilities, which includes BWXT. The report provides information on events, facility modifications, and areas of increased regulatory focus. It also tracks data on:

  • public and worker radiation dose
  • lost-time incidents for workers
  • environmental monitoring results
  • environmental reportable spills and corrective actions taken
  • current financial guarantees for future decommissioning costs

Read the report to learn about BWXT's operating performance.

Latest CNSC Facility-Specific Announcements

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2017

2016

  • December 9, 2016: CNSC accepts GE-Hitachi’s proposed new financial guarantee and application to transfer and amend its licence to BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. Record of Decision

2015

2014

  • January 27, 2014: The Minister of Natural Resources responds to a petition tabled in the House of Commons, by Davenport MP, Andrew Cash concerning GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada's Toronto facility. The CNSC continues to be fully satisfied that the facility is safe and complies with regulatory requirements.

2013

  • October 24, 2013: The CNSC released its soil sampling results which concludes that there are no health risks associated with uranium in soil as a result of the operations of the GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc.'s Toronto facility.

2012

Disclosure Protocol

As part of CNSC's regulatory requirements, major licensees must have robust public information and disclosure programs in place.

BWXT's Disclosure Protocol

Regulatory Reporting

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