Regulatory action – J.K. Metals 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.

2015

August 28, 2015

On August 28, 2015, the CNSC confirmed that J.K. Metals Ltd. complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued to this company on August 6, 2015. The corrective measures implemented by this company were reviewed and found satisfactory by CNSC staff.

August 6, 2015

Order to J.K. Metals Ltd.

On July 29, 2015, the CNSC issued an order to J.K. Metals Ltd. to cease using and secure their licensed radiation device. The company, which collects scrap metals, is based in Broadview, SK. J.K. Metals Ltd. previously held a CNSC licence to possess an X-ray fluorescence radiation device, a low risk device used for metal and alloy analysis, identification and testing. However, this licence has expired.

The order was issued following a CNSC inspection at the company’s location in Broadview. The inspection confirmed that J.K. Metals Ltd. remained in possession of a nuclear device without a valid CNSC licence. The order requires J.K. Metals Ltd. to place the device in secure storage. CNSC inspectors have confirmed that the device is in secure storage. To comply with the order, the licensee shall obtain a valid CNSC licence allowing possession of the device or transfer the device to a licenced person. These actions must be taken within 30 days of the order.

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