Fort McMurray area forest fires

Regulatory oversight of nuclear substances and radiation devices in the Fort McMurray area

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New timeline of deep geological repository research

This new timeline details all research conducted by the CNSC on deep geological repositories since research started in Canada in 1978 – over 3 decades of study!

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Regulatory Oversight Report on the Use of Nuclear Substances in Canada: 2014

Findings presented to the Commission in October 2015 concluded that the use of nuclear substances in Canada is safe.

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Celebrating 70 years of nuclear safety

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission will be marking its 70th anniversary in 2016.

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CNSC 101

Participate in CNSC 101 in Port Hope, ON, on May 11.

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Through its Participant Funding Program, the CNSC offers funding opportunities for those who wish to participate in its regulatory process. Funding opportunities are currently available for projects in the area of Port Hope, Ontario

Port Hope Conversion Facility

Port Hope Area Initiative

CNSC Participant Funding Program - Port Hope

Latest News

May 20, 2016
  • Read the public’s comments on Proposal to Amend the Nuclear Non-proliferation Import and Export Control Regulations
May 19, 2016
  • Presentation titled “Increasing Global Accountability in Nuclear Safety”
May 16, 2016
  • Read the full report of the Operational Safety and Review Team
  • CNSC specialists conclude that there is no risk to the public or the environment from radiation devices
  • Environmental assessment required before a licensing decision can be made by the CNSC
May 13, 2016
  • Discussion paper DIS-16-03, Radioactive Waste Management and Decommissioning, is open for consultation until September 12, 2016.
May 12, 2016
  • CNSC received a request for assistance from Alberta’s provincial emergency operations centre
  • Regulatory Oversight Report for Waste Management, Storage and Processing Facilities in Canada: 2015

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Upcoming Public Meetings and Hearings

Recent Decisions

  • April 12, 2016
    CNSC’s decision on OPG’s application to amend the waste facility operating licence for the Darlington Waste Management Facility
    Record of Decision
  • February 18, 2016
    CNSC’s decision on CNL’s application to amend the nuclear research and test establishment decommissioning licence for the Whiteshell Laboratories
    Record of proceedings
  • December 23, 2015
    CNSC renews OPG’s nuclear power reactor operating licence for the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station
    News release | Record of proceedings
  • December 18, 2015
    CNSC’s decision on OPG’s application to amend the power reactor operating licence for the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station
    Record of proceedings
  • November 27, 2015
    CNSC’s decision regarding the Gunnar Remediation Project phase 2 hold point
    News release | Record of proceedings
  • September 29, 2015
    CNSC renews Nordion (Canada) Inc.’s nuclear substance processing facility operating licence
    News release

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