CNSC Participation in Events: Past Events - 2010
Past Events - 2010
The NRU Repair - AECL's Experience
December 16, 2010
The Canadian Nuclear Society, in partnership with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), hosts a presentation by Dave Cox, Project Director for Atomic Energy Canada Limited (AECL), on Thursday, December 16, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EST) in room 14-032 (280 Slater Street in Ottawa).
Mr. Cox will speak about his experience leading the planning and execution of the NRU Vessel Leak Repair project. A multi-disciplinary effort that was launched to assess the source of leakage, the extent of the condition, and to develop a strategy for repair of the NRU reactor vessel. The challenges, constraints and solutions faced by Mr. Cox will be described in his presentation that details the successful return to service of the 53 year-old reactor, and its production of medical isotopes re-established in August 2010.
If interested, please contact Clare Cattrysse at 613-947-0957.
Please note that this event will be offered in English only.
13th Technical Meeting on Experiences with Risk-based Precursor Analysis
November 24-26, 2010
Chantal Morin, Technical Specialist with the Directorate of Assessment and Analysis will be making a presentation at the 13th Technical Meeting on Experiences with Risk Based Precursor Analysis. The meeting will provide an international forum to discuss experiences with risk based precursor analysis of Nuclear Power Plant events using probabilistic safety assessment.
Licensing and Compliance Presentations
Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna, British Columbia
November 15-19, 2010
Peter Fundarek, Director, and Paul Matthews, Project Officer of the Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Licensing Division, along with Henry Rabski, Director of the Operations Inspection Division, will be visiting various cities in British Columbia to discuss general licensing and compliance issues with licensees.
Technical Meeting on the Considerations of Human Factors in New NPP Projects
November 9-12, 2010
Jean-Yves Fiset, Senior Human Factors Specialist with the Directorate of Safety Management will be making a presentation at the IAEA's Technical Meeting on the Considerations of Human Factors in New NPP Projects in Vienna, Austria. The meeting will take place from November 9-12, 2010, and will provide an international forum for discussions on various aspects of human factors in new nuclear power plant projects.
L’uranium au Québec : richesse ou cadeau empoisonné? (available in French only)
Québec City, Québec
November 10, 2010
Patsy Thompson, Director General of the Directorate of Environmental and Radiation Protection and Assessment, will be one of four panelists on this roundtable discussion regarding uranium in Québec, organized by l’Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS). Experts and stakeholders will discuss uranium’s appeal and risks at this forum in which the general public is invited to participate.
GE Healthcare Nuclear Medicine Symposium
November 13, 2010
Peter Fundarek, Director of the Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Licensing Division, and Henry Rabski, Director of the Operations Inspection Division, will be making a presentation at a nuclear medicine symposium in Mississauga. The symposium is being organized by GE Healthcare, and will be attended by nuclear medicine workers of the Greater Toronto Area.
AMP2010 International Workshop on Aging Management of Nuclear Power Plant and Waste Disposal Structures
Gerry Frappier, Directoral General of the Directorate of Asessement and Analyis, will be making a presentation at this Workshop titled "Regulator’s View on Aging Management in the Context of Nuclear Renaissance". Find out more about the AMP2000 Workshop.
Technical Meeting on Low-Power Critical Facilities and Small Reactors
November 1-3, 2010
Terry Jamieson (Vice-President, Technical Support Branch) and other staff from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission will be presenting at the Technical Meeting on Low-Power Critical Facilities and Small Reactors, hosted by the Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) in Ottawa, from November 1-3. The two-day meeting showcases the numerous accomplishments of low-power critical facilities worldwide, and will cover topics of interest to operators, experimenters and analysts involved with low-power critical facilities.
View Terry Jamieson’s presentation (PDF)
Software Certification Consortium Workshop
November 3, 2010
Robert Lojk, Director and Zhao Chang Zeng, Specialist of the System Engineering Division will be making on November 3 a presentation at a software certification workshop concerning Certification Methods for Safety-Critical Software. The workshop is hosted by the McMaster University Software Certification Consortium. CNSC's presentation will focus on the regulatory perspectives of software for nuclear applications.
Soil Structure Interaction (SSI) Knowledge and Effect on the Seismic Assessment of NPPs Structures and Components Workshop
Ottawa Marriott Hotel
Hosted by the CNSC
This workshop is coordinated by Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) and with the International Seismic Safety Centre (ISSC) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The objective of this workshop is to review and disseminate recent findings and issues in SSI knowledge and effect on the seismic assessment of nuclear power plant (NPP) structures and components.
Find out more about this workshop (Source: NEA)
Women in Nuclear (WiN) Canada 7th Annual Conference
September 30 to October 1, 2010
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21st World Energy Congress (WEC)
September 12 - 16, 2010
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- International Nuclear Regulators Association Meeting (INRA)
Windsor, United Kingdom
September 16-17, 2010
The INRA, formed in 1997, comprises of a group of international regulators to provide regulators a forum to discuss nuclear safety.
Establishing the nuclear safety infrastructure in the United Arab Emirates
September 7, 2010
The Canadian Nuclear Society, in partnership with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), offered a presentation by Ian Grant, Director of Nuclear Safety with the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 from noon to 1:30 p.m. (EST) in room 14-032 (280 Slater Street in Ottawa).
Mr. Grant spoke about establishing the nuclear safety infrastructure in the United Arab Emirates.
McMaster University International Scientific Symposium
Human Health and the Biological Effects of Tritium in Drinking Water
August 26 - 27, 2010
Patsy Thompson, Director General of the Directorate of Environmental and Radiation Protection and Assessment, will participate in this symposium organized to address the proposed recommendation by the Ontario Drinking Water Advisory Council to lower the limit of tritium in drinking water from its current 7,000 Bq/L to 20 Bq/L. International experts in radiation sciences, regulators, government, and industrial stakeholders will come together to assess if the proposed new limits are supported by modern science, if the methodologies used to develop the recommendation were appropriate, and if the new recommended value will have the benefit of improved human health.
- Joint OECD-NEA/IAEA Uranium Group Meeting (45th Meeting)
August 19-23, 2010
Find out more about this meeting and the Joint NEA/IAEA Group on Uranium
Uranium 2010 Conference
August 15-18, 2010
The President and staff from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission will be presenting technical papers and participating in technical sessions at the Uranium 2010 Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan during the month of August 2010. This is the 3rd International Conference on Uranium organized by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and will be attended by uranium industry leaders and experts.
Canadian Nuclear Law Organization Annual Meeting
July 29, 2010
CNSC President Michael Binder made a presentation at the Canadian Nuclear Law Organization (CNLO) Annual Members’ Meeting in Ottawa, on July 29, 2010. One of the main objectives of the CNLO is to exchange information relating to the legal issues arising in Canada from the peaceful utilization of nuclear energy. In his presentation, Mr. Binder spoke about recent developments in the nuclear industry, various nuclear initiatives and CNSC’s corporate priorities.
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- Presentation by Ramzi Jammal, Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer to Owen Sound City Council
Owen Sound, Ontario
July 26, 2010
Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, made a presentation to Owen Sound City Council on the topic of the transportation of steam generators from the Bruce Power nuclear site to Sweden for recycling. In his presentation, Mr. Jammal will speak about CNSC's mandate and licensing process, applicable regulations, the scope of the CNSC’s evaluation, details of the Bruce Power application and the required approvals at all levels.
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- COMP 56th Annual Scientific Meeting and CCPM Symposium
June 16-19, 2010
Staff from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission will be hosting a one-hour information session at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists, to be held in June 2010. A Symposium organized by the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM) will take place, as a part of the meeting, on June 17. Ramzi Jammal, the CNSC Executive Vice President, will present a talk at the Symposium, entitled "Medical Isotopes and Imaging: Where do we go from here?"
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- International Atomic Energy Agency Technical Meeting on "The Establishment of a Radioactive Waste Management Organization"
June 7 and 8, 2010
Presentation by Julie Mecke, Project Officer, Wastes and Decommissioning Division of the CNSC
Ms. Mecke will be presenting at the Technical Meeting about the CNSC’s perspective on: “Informing the Public - The experience in Canada”. Canada is a Member State of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and participates actively in IAEA activities such as Technical Meetings. The Technical Meeting on the Establishment of a Radioactive Management Organization is being organized pursuant to recommendations by the 3rd Review Meeting of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (Joint Convention) and the subsequent meeting of the General Committee of the Joint Convention held on November 20, 2009.
The main purpose for IAEA Technical Meetings is to provide a forum for specialists of Members States to discuss implementation measures for the establishment of national organizations for the management of radioactive waste with experts from Contracting Parties to the Joint Convention.
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- Canadian Nuclear Society’s 31st Annual Conference and 34th CNS-CNA Student Conference
May 24-27, 2010
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) participated at the CNS Conference in Montréal and CNSC President Michael Binder presented on May 27 in the plenary titled "Nuclear Science and Technology and Health". The theme for this year’s CNS conference was “Atoms for Power, Health & the Environment”.
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- Northern Saskatchewan Environmental Quality Committee Meeting
May 18 and 19, 2010
Presentation by Kevin Scissons, Director, Uranium Mines and Mills Division, CNSC
Mr. Scissons will be providing an update on May 19, 2010 to the all-member Northern Saskatchewan Environmental Quality Committee meeting in LaRonge, Saskatchewan. The two-day meeting provides updates on the uranium mine projects of Northern Saskatchewan, including presentations and discussions with the operators, provincial departments, and the CNSC’s Uranium Mines and Mills Division. Mr. Scissons will provide status updates and answer questions on the licensed and proposed uranium mine sites in Northern Saskatchewan; the CNSC's continued commitment to Aboriginal consultation and background information about the CNSC's recent Discussion Paper on “Uranium Tailings and Waste Rock Management”.
- 2010 Canadian Association of Members of Public Utility Tribunals Meeting
May 2-5, 2010
CNSC President Michael Binder attended the 2010 Canadian Association of Members of Public Utility Tribunals (CAMPUT) meeting in Montreal May 2-5. The theme of the meeting was "Sustainable Regulation".
CAMPUT is a self-supporting, non-profit organization of federal, provincial, and territorial boards and commissions which are responsible for the regulation of the electric, water, gas, and pipeline utilities in Canada.
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- 2010 International Nuclear Regulators Association Meeting
April 26-28, 2010
CNSC President Michael Binder made a presentation at the 2010 International Nuclear Regulators Association (INRA) meeting on April 26, 2010. The main purpose of the association is to influence and enhance nuclear safety, from the regulatory prospective, among its members and worldwide.
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- International Forum on Nuclear Safety Challenges in the Flat, Mixed and Open World
19-20 April 2010
Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, presented on the topic of "Regulating Nuclear Activities from the Flat to the Renaissance" at the International Forum on Nuclear Safety Challenges in the Flat, Mixed and Open World held in Seoul, Korea. The Forum, in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, explored nuclear power plant safety challenges observed by existing and new nuclear regulators around the world.
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- Public Lecture at the University of Saskatchewan
March 25, 2010
CNSC President Michael Binder will be presenting at the University of Saskatchewan about the CNSC’s role as Canada’s nuclear regulator. He will also discuss the global and domestic trends in the nuclear industry, the safe management of nuclear waste in Canada and common misconceptions about the nuclear industry. Mr. Binder’s lecture at the forum is part of a speaker series which aims to promote informed discussion about Saskatchewan’s energy future, including the proposal by a consortium, that includes the University of Saskatchewan, to build a research reactor.
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- The Canadian Institute’s Nuclear Symposium
March 23 and 24, 2010
The Canadian Institute will host a conference providing expert advice and analysis on issues facing the Canadian nuclear industry. Peter Elder, Director General of the CNSC’s Directorate of Nuclear Cycle and Facilities, will make a presentation on the Canadian nuclear landscape from the safety regulator’s perspective.
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- 22nd Annual Regulatory Information Conference
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC)
March 9 - 11, 2010
CNSC President Michael Binder will be presenting at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s 22nd Annual Regulatory Information Conference in Bethesda, Maryland. The conference, entitled "Knowledge for Today and Tomorrow", will include sessions focused on: construction and licensing of new nuclear power plants; advanced reactor designs; security; safety research; domestic and international nuclear power plant operating experience and technical issues such as: digital instrumentation and control; fire protection; operator training; safety culture; and safe disposal of nuclear waste.
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- Annual Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) Conference and Tradeshow
February 24-26, 2010
CNSC President Michael Binder will present on February 26 at the CNA’s Annual Conference "Canada’s Nuclear Industry: Celebrating 50 Years”. He will speak on the topic of “Regulating the Canadian Nuclear Industry in a Fast Changing World”.
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- Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) presentation : Tooling Development at the Chalk River R&D Laboratories in Support of the NRU Vessel Leak Repair Project
January 29, 2010
The Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS), in partnership with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), invites you to a presentation by Dr. Gina Strati, Manager of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited’s (AECL) Mechanical Equipment Development Branch on Friday, January 29, 2010 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) in room 14-032 (280 Slater Street in Ottawa).
Ms. Strati will speak about Tooling Development at the Chalk River R&D Laboratories in Support of the NRU Vessel Leak Repair Project. For more information, please refer to the invitation from the Canadian Nuclear Society.
This event will be offered in English only.
- 2010 ISOE North American ALARA Symposium/EPRI Radiation Protection Conference
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
January 11-13, 2010
Terry Jamieson, CNSC Vice-President of the Technical Support Branch, will attend the 2010 Information System on Occupational Exposure (ISOE) North American ALARA Symposium/EPRI Radiation Protection Conference. The focus will be on all aspects of nuclear plant radiation exposure management and control including: source term reduction, health physics program design and routine operations, ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) management, improved techniques and tools, safety and cost reduction.
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