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February 6, 2015 – Ottawa, ON

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will hold a public hearing in Ottawa, Ontario, on August 19, 2015, to consider an application from Nordion (Canada) Inc. to renew its nuclear substance processing facility licence for continued operations. Nordion processes radioisotopes for medical and industrial applications and is located in Kanata (Ottawa), Ontario.

Through its Participant Funding Program (PFP), the CNSC is offering funding to assist members of the public, Aboriginal groups and other stakeholders in reviewing Nordion’s application and other relevant documentation specifically related to the application.

Participant funding up to $25,000 is being offered for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information, through informed and topic-specific interventions. This funding must be used to prepare for, and participate in, the Commission’s public hearing.

The deadline for submitting a completed participant funding application form to the CNSC is May 19, 2015. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their funding applications as early as possible to ensure that they receive a decision on their application well in advance of the hearing date.

For information on how to participate, visit the Participate in a public Commission hearing and Participant Funding Program sections of the CNSC website.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians 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.

Quick facts

  • Nordion is a health science company that processes nuclear substances (radioisotopes) for medical and industrial applications.
  • The CNSC produces an annual report on the performance of uranium fuel cycle and processing facilities, which includes Nordion. The report provides information on events, facility modifications, and areas of increased regulatory focus. Visit our website to read this report.


Aurèle Gervais
Media and Community Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Nordion (Canada) Ltd.

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