Five years have passed since a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck the coast of Japan and caused a large tsunami, resulting in the loss of thousands of lives and half a million homes. It also caused an accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
The fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit will be held in Washington, D.C. US President Obama established this event to discuss nuclear terrorism, the most immediate and extreme threat to global security. CNSC specialists will act as technical advisors to Canada’s delegation at the Summit.
April 6 or 7
Chalk River Laboratories Hearing
The CNSC will hold a public hearing in Ottawa, ON, to consider an application from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to extend the Chalk River Laboratories operating licence for a period of 17 months.
The CNSC will hold a public hearing in Ottawa, ON, to consider an application from Hydro-Québec for a 10-year licence to continue activities related to the preparation for the decommissioning of the Gentilly-2 Nuclear Facility, which is currently in a safe storage state.
The Atomic Energy Control Board, the CNSC’s predecessor, was established by the Atomic Energy Control Act, which received Royal Assent on August 31, 1946. Its first President, General Andrew G.L. McNaughton, was appointed on September 16.
IAEA General Conference
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will meet in Vienna starting September 26 to hold its annual General Conference. This meeting will also be marking the 60th anniversary of the IAEA. A scientific forum will be held at the same time.