Regulatory action – Milner Power 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

December 9, 2016

Update on regulatory action issued to Milner Power Inc.

On December 9, 2016, the CNSC confirmed that Milner Power Inc. had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on November 22, 2016. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

November 30, 2016

Update on the administrative monetary penalty (AMP) issued to Milner Power Inc.

On November 30, 2016, the CNSC confirmed that the AMP issued to Milner Power Inc. has been paid. The CNSC now considers this AMP closed.

November 22, 2016

Order and administrative monetary penalty issued to Milner Power Inc.

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced that it issued an order on September 21, 2016 to Milner Power Inc., a coal-fired power station located near Grand Cache, AB. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession, use, transfer and storage of fixed gauges.

The order was issued following a CNSC inspection at the power station near Grand Cache, AB. The inspection identified non-compliances with regard to vessel entries. The inspection also identified non-compliances with record keeping and worker training, as well as deficiencies in the licensee’s implementation of the radiation protection program.

The order prohibits the licensee from performing any vessel entries into confined spaces with radiation devices, or from performing any tasks related to the direct handling of the radiation devices until the licensee can demonstrate that they have compliant procedures and documentation in place that have been accepted by the CNSC. Further, the order prohibits the licensee from performing these tasks until all workers have received training on these procedures and all items of non-compliance identified during the inspection have been corrected to the CNSC’s satisfaction.

On November 9, 2016, the CNSC also issued an administrative monetary penalty to Milner Power Inc. in the amount of $3,970. The licensee failed to comply with a condition of its licence for fixed gauge use, in violation of paragraph 48(c) of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act.