Regulatory action – Nuclear Services Canada 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

June 9, 2016

Update on the administrative monetary penalty (AMP) issued to Nuclear Services Canada Inc.

On June 9, 2016, the CNSC confirmed that the AMP issued to Nuclear Services Canada Inc. has been paid. The CNSC now considers this AMP closed.

May 2, 2016

Update on regulatory action issued to Nuclear Services Canada Inc.

On May 2, 2016, the CNSC confirmed that Nuclear Services Canada Inc. had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on March 18, 2016. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

AMP issued to Nuclear Services Canada Inc.

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced it had issued an administrative monetary penalty (AMP) to Nuclear Services Canada Inc., in the amount of $6,460. In November 2015, the licensee had presented for transport, and subsequently transported, radioactive material in packages that did not meet applicable regulatory requirements. These actions constitute a violation under paragraph 26(1)(a) of the Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015.

March 18, 2016

Order to Nuclear Services Canada Inc.

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced that it issued an order on March 18, 2016 to Nuclear Services Canada Inc., a company based in Merlin, ON that provides calibration services to licensees that possess nuclear substances. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession and use of nuclear substances for the purposes of calibrating radiation detection equipment.

The order was issued following a CNSC inspection at the company headquarters in Merlin, ON. The inspection identified non-compliances related to the licensee’s radiation safety manual, radiation protection program and training of workers. The order requires Nuclear Services Canada Inc. to cease all activities under the calibration licence, which involves placing all nuclear substances into safe storage until the licensee implements corrective measures and addresses all non-compliances.

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