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Updated drug and alcohol testing requirements

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Have your say! Draft REGDOC-2.5.2 is open for comment

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Latest News

February 25, 2021
  • The Departmental Plan sets out our commitments to protect the health, safety and security of persons and the environment
February 19, 2021
  • President Velshi delivered remarks at the OECD NEA meeting on improving gender balance in nuclear energy
  • Deadline extended for filing an intervention for BWXT Medical Ltd. public hearing
  • CNSC encourages its stakeholders to take part in the NEA survey on public trust
February 12, 2021
  • Results show that Canadians and the environment are protected
February 1, 2021
  • Funding available to review Orano’s licence application to expand its JEB Tailings Management Facility at McClean Lake
  • Funding available to review Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ one-year licence renewal application for its Port Granby Project
January 29, 2021
  • Changes clarify and consolidate information to ensure alignment with international best practices

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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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