Regulatory action – Interior Health Authority

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

December 21, 2016

Update on the administrative monetary penalty (AMP) issued to Interior Health Authority

On December 21, 2016, the CNSC confirmed that the AMP issued to Interior Health Authority has been paid. The CNSC now considers this AMP closed.

November 28, 2016

Administrative monetary penalty issued to Interior Health Authority

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced it had issued an administrative monetary penalty (AMP) to Interior Health Authority in the amount of $1,000. On August 19, 2016, the CNSC conducted an inspection which identified non-compliances related to inventory control of sealed nuclear sources. The inspection identified errors in the inventory logs, improper storage of sealed sources and no records to indicate whether some sources had been disposed of or gone missing. These actions constitute a violation of the Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations under paragraph 36(1)(a), which requires a licensee to keep a record of any nuclear substance in their possession.