Boosting our collaboration with the UK ONR

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Webinar on CNL Regulatory Oversight Report

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CNSC's response to COVID-19

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Changes to dates and deadlines due to COVID-19


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October 28, 2020
  • View the agenda and meeting documents
  • Summary details safety status of spent fuel and radioactive waste in Canada
October 21, 2020
  • Read the full report to learn more
October 19, 2020
  • Provides information to applicants and licensees on protecting the environment and the health of persons.
October 16, 2020
  • The English session of the webinar has been postponed to October 21 at 1 p.m.
October 15, 2020
  • Participant funding is available to review OPG’s application to renew its site preparation licence for the Darlington New Nuclear Project
October 14, 2020
  • Due to technical issues, the English session of the webinar slated for October 14 at 1 p.m. has been postponed.
October 13, 2020
  • Participant funding is available to review the renewal of Cameco’s Uranium Mine Licence for the Cigar Lake Operation



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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