Regulatory action – Inter-Cité Construction 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

September 7, 2017

Update on regulatory action issued to Inter-Cité Construction Ltd.

On September 7, 2017, the CNSC confirmed that Inter-Cité Construction Ltd. had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on August 31, 2017. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

August 31, 2017

Order issued to Inter-Cité Construction Ltd.

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced that it had issued an order on August 31, 2017 to Inter-Cité Construction Ltd., a company based in Chicoutimi, QC that offers geotechnical, environmental, civil and materials engineering services. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession, transfer, import, export, 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 Québec City, QC. 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.