BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. - Peterborough
The CNSC recently held open houses on January 22 and 23, 2020 on its role in the proposed licence renewal for BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (BWXT). These open houses allowed the public to meet with the CNSC and learn more about:
- the nuclear fuel cycle in Canada, the CNSC and its role
- the CNSC's licensing process in relation to BWXT's licence renewal request
- the work the CNSC is doing to confirm the safety of BWXT's operations
- how you can get involved in our public hearing process
The CNSC will hold a public hearing in the communities of Toronto and Peterborough from March 2 to 6, 2020 to consider this licence renewal request.
BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (BWXT), formerly known as GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc., owns and is licensed to operate a nuclear fuel fabrication facility, located in Peterborough, ON.
- Facility Information
- Latest CNSC Facility-Specific Announcements
- Disclosure Protocol
- Regulatory Reporting
- Other Key Topics
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Licensee: BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc.
Licence issued: January 1, 2011
Licence expires: December 31, 2020
Start of commercial operation: 1955
BWXT manufactures nuclear fuel bundles for Canada's nuclear power plants from uranium dioxide (UO2) powder. It operates two Ontario sites under one CNSC licence: one site in Toronto and one in Peterborough. The Toronto facility produces natural uranium dioxide (UO2) pellets from uranium powder. The Peterborough facility receives the pellets and loads them into tubes that are sealed and assembled into fuel bundles. For more information, see BWXT's website.
Focus on safety and the environment
The CNSC is committed to protecting the safety of people and the environment. Click below for current environmental and safety performance data for BWXT's Peterborough nuclear fuel facility.
- Regulatory oversight report for uranium and nuclear substance processing facilities
- Independent Environmental Monitoring Program: BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada (BWXT), (formerly GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada – Peterborough)
- Federal, provincial and municipal monitoring programs
- BWXT’s environmental monitoring reports
Operating Performance of BWXT
The CNSC produces an annual report on the performance of uranium fuel cycle and processing facilities, which includes BWXT. The report provides information on events, facility modifications, and areas of increased regulatory focus. It also tracks data on:
- public and worker radiation dose
- lost-time incidents for workers
- environmental monitoring results
- environmental reportable spills and corrective actions taken
- current financial guarantees for future decommissioning costs
Read the report to learn about BWXT's operating performance.
Latest CNSC Facility-Specific Announcements
- December 31, 2019: Revised notice of public hearing to consider an application from BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc.
- June 3, 2019: Participant funding for the renewal of BWXT’s operating licence
- April 4, 2019: CNSC releases 2018 Independent Environmental Monitoring Program results for BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada – Peterborough facility
- December 9, 2016: CNSC accepts GE-Hitachi's proposed new financial guarantee and application to transfer and amend its licence to BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. Record of Decision
As part of the CNSC's regulatory requirements, major licensees must have robust public information and disclosure programs in place.
- Regulatory oversight report for uranium and nuclear processing facilities in Canada
- BWXT's 2015 Annual Compliance Report
- Regulatory actions
Other Key Topics
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