Regulatory Action - AREVA
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.
July 12, 2012
CNSC request for information to AREVA Resources Canada
On July 12, 2012, the CNSC announced that a request for information had been issued, under subsection 12(2) of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations, to AREVA’s uranium milling operations. Following a uranium contamination event at Cameco’s Blind River Refinery on June 23, 2012, the CNSC is requesting that all Canadian uranium mills review their operations and take a number of actions to minimize any potential for increased risks posed by the unintentional pressurization of a drum containing yellowcake.
Read the CNSC’s letter to AREVA (PDF)
- CNSC request for information to Cameco Corporation (PDF)
- U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission News Release