Regulatory action – Canadian Tower Scanning Inc.

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

April 20, 2016

Update on regulatory action issued to Canadian Tower Scanning Inc.

On April 20, 2016, the CNSC confirmed that Canadian Tower Scanning Inc. had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on March 24, 2016. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

March 24, 2016

Order to Canadian Tower Scanning Inc.

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced that it issued an order on March 24, 2016 to Canadian Tower Scanning Inc., a company based in Sarnia, ON that provides well logging services to the oil and gas sector. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession and use of nuclear substances for the purposes of well logging.

The order was issued following a CNSC inspection at the company headquarters in Sarnia, ON. The inspection identified items of non-compliance ‎related to the implementation of the licensee’s radiation protection program and training of workers in the program safety procedures. The order required Canadian Tower Scanning Inc. to cease all activities, which involved placing all nuclear substances into safe storage, until such time that it was able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the CNSC that required training was provided to workers, that work was being conducted in accordance with all CNSC regulations and the licence, that a radiation dose assessment was completed for any workers that had handled the sources by hand, and that all items of non-compliance in the inspection report were corrected.

The licensee has since complied with this order.