Regulated Facilities and Activities
CNSC regulates the nuclear sector in Canada
Canada is one of the few countries possessing a complete functional infrastructure for the entire process of nuclear fuel production and power generation, and CNSC has been successfully regulating this industry for more than 60 years.
Although most people first think of nuclear power plants when they think of the nuclear sector, there are other nuclear-related activities that take place in different types of nuclear facilities.
More than just nuclear power plants
Here is a list of the facilities CNSC regulates, with more information about each different sector, including major CNSC licensees and information about regulation:
- Nuclear Power Plants
- Uranium Mines and Mills
- Uranium Processing and Fuel Fabrication
- Research Reactors
- Nuclear Substance Processing
- Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices
- Managing Canada's Radioactive Waste
What other activities does CNSC regulate?
CNSC also makes sure that proper security measures are in place, as well as making sure nuclear sector workers' health is protected. Here is a list of the activities CNSC regulates, with more information about each different sector:
- Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances
- Import and Export of Nuclear Substances, Equipment and Technology
- Personnel Certification
The CNSC's Approach to Compliance Verification and Enforcement
Under the Nuclear Safety Control Act (NSCA) and its associated regulations, various levels of regulatory action can be taken by the CNSC to correct non-compliance by a licensee and protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment.