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Notice of public meeting and participant funding offering for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Power Plants: 2016

February 10, 2017 – Ottawa, ON

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist members of the public, Indigenous groups and other stakeholders in reviewing its Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Power Plants: 2016 (2016 NPP Report) and in submitting comments to the Commission. This report provides CNSC staff’s assessment of the Canadian nuclear power industry’s safety performance during 2016 and details the progress of regulatory issues and initiatives up to April 30, 2017.

The CNSC will hold a public meeting on August 16 or 17, 2017 in Ottawa, where CNSC staff will present the 2016 NPP Report to the Commission. The report assesses how well plant operators are meeting regulatory requirements and program expectations in areas such as human performance, radiation and environmental protection, and emergency management and fire protection.

Participant funding of up to $35,000 is being offered for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information, through informed and topic-specific written submissions to the Commission.

The deadline for submitting a completed participant funding application form to the CNSC is April 28, 2017.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment; to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

For more information, view the notice of public meeting or visit the Participate in a public Commission hearing and Participant Funding Program sections of the CNSC website.

Quick facts

  • The CNSC publishes a report on the safety performance of Canada's nuclear power plants each year.
  • The report highlights emerging regulatory issues pertaining to the industry at large and to each licensed station.
  • The CNSC evaluates how well licensees meet regulatory requirements and its expectations for the performance of programs in 14 safety and control areas.

Contact

Aurèle Gervais
Media Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
613-996-6860
1-800-668-5284
cnsc.mediarelations-relationsmedias.ccsn@canada.ca


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