Regulatory action – Arthon Industries 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.

2016

November 8, 2016

Update on regulatory action issued to Arthon Industries Ltd.

On November 8, 2016, the CNSC confirmed that Arthon Industries Ltd. had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on August 18, 2016. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

August 18, 2016

Order issued to Arthon Industries Ltd.

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced that it issued an order on August 18, 2016 to Arthon Industries Ltd., a company based in Kelowna, BC that offers geotechnical, environmental, civil and materials engineering services. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession and use of portable nuclear gauges for the purposes of measuring compaction and moisture content in materials.

The order was issued following a CNSC inspection at the company’s location in Kelowna, BC. The inspection identified non-compliances related to the implementation and oversight of the licensee’s radiation protection program at the location. The inspection also identified a number of non-compliances related to the transport of portable nuclear gauges.

The order requires the licensee to return all portable gauges to secure storage until the licensee can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the CNSC, that the radiation protection program has been effectively implemented, all workers have been adequately trained in the transport of nuclear substances, and all items of non-compliance identified during the inspection have been satisfactorily corrected.

The CNSC requires these measures to protect the health and safety of workers, the public and the environment.