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April 15, 2021
  • DIS-21-02, Proposals to Amend the Nuclear Security Regulations, is open for consultation
April 13, 2021
  • Commission to consider temporary exemption and alternative requirements for certification of Bruce Power personnel
  • Cameco has applied for a 1-year licence renewal of its fuel manufacturing facility in Port Hope, Ontario
April 8, 2021
  • Consultation on discussion paper to review regulatory oversight reports now open
  • Results show Canadians and the environment in northern Saskatchewan are protected
  • Requirements and guidance for applying for any Class II facility and/or prescribed equipment licence
  • CNSC welcomes Randall Kahgee to the Commission
April 7, 2021
  • Draft KI pill working group report

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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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