Regulatory action – Ontario Power Generation

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.

2018

July 6, 2018

Regulatory action issued to Ontario Power Generation

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has issued a request for information to Ontario Power Generation (OPG), pursuant to subsection 12(2) of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations. The request relates to radiation risk assessments and the measures in place to protect workers  from potential exposures to alpha contamination in the Retube Waste Processing Building (RWPB) and in the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station Unit 2 vault.

The licensee is requested to provide CNSC staff with analyses to demonstrate the adequacy of several elements, including alpha hazard characterization, provision of appropriate personnel protective equipment (PPE) to workers and oversight activities by the licensee to ensure compliance with its radiation protection program. OPG is required to respond to this request in the coming weeks.

The CNSC requires this information in order to fulfill its mandated duty to protect the health and safety of workers, the public and the environment.

Read the letter (PDF, 3 pages, 2162 kb)

2016

June 28, 2016

Update on the administrative monetary penalty (AMP) issued to Ontario Power Generation

On June 28, 2016, the CNSC confirmed that the AMP issued to Ontario Power Generation has been paid. The CNSC now considers this AMP closed.

January 12, 2016

AMP issued to Ontario Power Generation

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced it had issued an administrative monetary penalty to Ontario Power Generation (OPG), in the amount of $31, 690. The licensee failed to comply with conditions of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station licence contrary to paragraph 48(c) of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act.

Further details are prescribed information and cannot be released in accordance with subsection 23(1) of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations.

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