Regulatory action – Groupe Conseil SCT 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.

2017

September 13, 2017

Order issued to Groupe Conseil SCT Inc.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) issued an order on September 13, 2017 to Groupe Conseil SCT Inc., a company based in Sainte-Julie, Quebec that offers geotechnical, environmental, civil and materials engineering services. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession, transfer, use and storage of portable nuclear gauges for the purposes of measuring compaction and moisture content in materials.

The order was issued following a CNSC field inspection in Laval, Quebec. The inspection identified a non-compliance related to the security of a portable nuclear gauge used at the work site.

The order requires the worker to immediately stop working and cease handling portable nuclear gauges until the licensee can demonstrate, to the CNSC’s satisfaction, that it has taken adequate measures to ensure that the worker will maintain the security of portable nuclear gauges in the field.

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