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The Nuclear Safety and Control Act at 20


Latest News

July 29, 2020
  • CNSC staff must provide results of their beryllium analyses to the Commission by October 30, 2020
July 17, 2020
  • Special focus at the Prince of Wales Public School to verify levels of beryllium in the soil
July 8, 2020
  • Participant funding is available to review three regulatory oversight reports scheduled for the December public Commission meeting
  • Review of 2019 regulatory oversight report for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories sites is now scheduled for the December 2020 public meeting
June 30, 2020
  • Canadian industry, licensees and transporters of radioactive material must ensure the latest requirements are being met.
June 29, 2020
  • Commission to consider an exemption for certified personnel whose certification will expire in 2020
June 26, 2020
  • CNSC thanks the Joint Review Panel for its dedication to the project over the past decade



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.

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Government of Canada

Recent Decisions

  • December 19, 2019
    Decision on the application by Cameco Corporation to amend its waste facility operating licence for the decommissioned Beaverlodge mine and mill
    News release | Record of decision
  • December 19, 2019
    Decision on the application by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd to renew their nuclear research and test establishment decommissioning licence for Whiteshell Laboratories
    News release
  • December 9, 2019
    Decision on the request from Saskatchewan Research Council to amend its non-power reactor operating licence to decommission its SLOWPOKE-2 facility
    News release
  • July 25, 2019
    Decision on the request from Orano Canada to renew its uranium mine licence for its Cluff Lake Project
    News release | Record of decision
  • June 26, 2019
    Decision on the request from Best Theratronics Limited to renew its Class IB nuclear processing facility operating licence
    News release | Record of decision

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