Regulatory oversight report for uranium and nuclear substance processing facilities
Updated March 3, 2016
Each year, the CNSC publishes a report on the performance of Canada’s uranium and nuclear substance processing facilities.
The report focuses on the three safety and control areas (SCAs) of radiation protection, environmental protection and conventional health and safety, as they are key performance indicators. The report also tracks the ratings of the 11 other SCAs, including waste management, and emergency management and fire protection.
Overall performance highlights for 2014
Based on inspections and reviews conducted during the year, CNSC staff have concluded that Canada’s uranium and nuclear processing operated safely during 2014. This conclusion is based on the following:
- Radiation protection measures were effective and results remained as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA).
- No worker received a radiation dose that exceeded the regulatory limit
- The frequency and severity of injuries/accidents involving workers were minimal.
- All conventional health and safety programs were effective in protecting workers.
- No member of the public received a radiation dose that exceeded the regulatory limit.
- All environmental protection programs were effective and ALARA.
- Licensees complied with their licence conditions concerning Canada’s international obligations.
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