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January 22, 2021
  • See REGDOC-2.2.4, Fitness for Duty, Volume II: Managing Alcohol and Drug Use, Version 3
January 21, 2021
  • Indra L. Maharaj appointed as a permanent, part-time member of the Commission
January 20, 2021
  • Participant funding is available to review Bruce Power’s licence amendment application
  • Commission accepts SRB Technologies’ proposed financial guarantee for the future decommissioning of its Pembroke facility
January 19, 2021
  • Draft REGDOC-2.5.2, Design of Reactor Facilities, Version 2 is open for comment
January 15, 2021
  • The regulatory document facilitates the use of Canada’s Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015
January 11, 2021
  • Read the agenda for the January 21 meeting
December 21, 2020
  • Learn more about the renewal of BWXT’s operating licences as two facility-specific licences in Toronto and Peterborough

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What is a small modular reactor?

Small modular reactors, or SMRs, use fission to create heat that generates energy like traditional nuclear reactors.

They’re designed to be smaller than a traditional reactor.

They vary in size and the power they produce.

What about regulation?

The CNSC has been providing feedback to companies for several years through the pre-licensing vendor design review process.

Big or small and no matter the technology, the CNSC’s role is to regulate the nuclear industry and protect the health and safety of the public and the environment.

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