CNSC Fuel Performance Oversight Programme
Abstract of the technical paper presented to:
11th International Conference on CANDU Fuel
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
October 17–20, 2010
Ali El-Jaby, Kelly Conlon, Wade Grant, and Michel Couture
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Ottawa (Ontario) Canada
Canadian Nuclear Society, Toronto (Ontario) Canada
Nuclear power plant licensees are required to submit an annual fuel performance report to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) pursuant to Regulatory Standard S-99, clause 6.4.10. This paper summarises how the information in the annual Fuel performance report is used by CNSC staff to provide an assessment of fuel performance and licensing compliance, the results of which are used as input into the annual CNSC Staff Integrated Safety Assessment of Canadian Nuclear Power Plants. Lastly, possible changes and improvements aimed at simultaneously enhancing and streamlining the current reporting template are discussed.
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