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September 18, 2020
  • The Regulatory Cooperation Council work plan provides an opportunity for us to work with the U.S. NRC
  • President Velshi outlines why and how it will enhance safety
September 14, 2020
  • See the 2019 data on radionuclides released from nuclear facilities
September 10, 2020
  • The agenda for the next virtual meeting on September 16, 2020 is now available
September 9, 2020
  • Deadline to submit a request to intervene is October 9, 2020
September 4, 2020
  • Commission says it is satisfied with cost estimates for the future decommissioning of the Key Lake Operation and financial guarantee
  • The deadline for the public to file a submission for the report is now October 13, 2020
August 27, 2020
  • Deadline to submit a request to intervene is October 2, 2020



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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