Regulatory oversight report for Canadian nuclear power plants

December 14, 2016

Each year, the CNSC publishes a report on the safety performance of Canada's nuclear power plants (NPP).

The report assesses how well plant operators are meeting regulatory requirements and program expectations in areas such as human performance, radiation and environmental protection, and emergency management and fire protection.

Showing comparisons and trends where possible, the report highlights emerging regulatory issues pertaining to the industry at large and to each licensed station.

2015 (PDF) (HTML) | 2014 (PDF) (HTML) | 2013 (PDF) (HTML)

Highlights: Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Power Plants: 2015

  • There were no serious process failures at the NPPs.
  • No member of the public received a radiation dose that exceeded the regulatory limit.
  • No worker at any NPP received a radiation dose that exceeded the regulatory limits.
  • The frequency and severity of non-radiological injuries to workers were minimal.
  • No radiological releases to the environment from the stations exceeded the regulatory limits.
  • Licensees complied with licence conditions concerning Canada’s international obligations.
  • No NPP events above Level 0 on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES) were reported to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).