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Archived - CNSC publishes REGDOC-3.5.1, Licensing Process for Class I Nuclear Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills

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April 24, 2015, Ottawa, ON - Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

REGDOC-3.5.1 provides an overview of the licensing process for Class I nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills in Canada, taking into consideration the requirements of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and associated regulations. This document provides information on the licensing process for all stages of licensing, from initial application to abandonment.

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

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  • The CNSC's work is undertaken in accordance with the comprehensive requirements of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and its related regulations, which reflect Canadian and international safety standards.
  • At each licensing stage, the CNSC determines whether the licence applicant is qualified and has made adequate provisions for the protection of health and safety of persons and environment.
  • Applicants must also demonstrate the required measures to maintain national security and implement Canada's international obligations for the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

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