Regulatory action – Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd.

Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and associated regulations, various levels of regulatory action can be taken by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment.

2017

January 6, 2017

Administrative monetary penalty issued to Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd.

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced it had issued an administrative monetary penalty (AMP) to Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd., in the amount of $3,970. In October 2016, the CNSC conducted an inspection which identified non-compliances related to vessel and hopper entry and work practices impacting the radiation protection program, which constitutes a violation of the Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations.