Regulatory action – Cameco Corporation

Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act ( NSCA) 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.


September 6, 2017

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has issued an administrative monetary penalty (AMP) to Cameco Corporation (Cameco) in the amount of $17,830. In May 2017, CNSC staff conducted an inspection at Cameco’s Port Hope Conversion Facility (PHCF) and found that Cameco had failed to verify that work was being performed correctly and according to approved procedures as required by Cameco’s PHCF licence conditions handbook. These actions constituted a failure to comply with a condition of a licence, in accordance with paragraph 48(c) of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act.

On June 11, 2018, the CNSC confirmed that the AMP issued to Cameco was paid. The CNSC now considers this AMP closed.

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