Other monitoring programs and reporting
To assist readers, the CNSC has compiled a list of other departments, levels of government, agencies, and licensees of nuclear facilities that conduct monitoring and reporting in the areas of radiation and environmental protection.
This list will be updated on a regular basis. If you know of other monitoring programs that we should consider including, please contact us.
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Federal monitoring and reporting
- Canadian Radiological Monitoring Network (environmental surveillance data)
- Fixed Point Surveillance Network (public radiation dose data, including communities near nuclear power plants)
- Occupational Radiation Monitoring
Environment and Climate Change Canada
- Metal Mining Effluent Regulations Status Report
- National Fish Contaminants Monitoring and Surveillance Program
- National Pollutant Release Inventory
- Environmental indicators – Water indicators
New: Visit the Government of Canada's Open Government Portal. There you can explore how Canada is working with the national and international open government community to create greater transparency and accountability.
Provincial monitoring and reporting
- 2015–16 State of Drinking Water Quality in Saskatchewan
- Eastern Athabasca Regional Monitoring Program
Municipal monitoring and reporting
The Province of Ontario, through the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, regulates municipal drinking water systems to ensure water safety and quality. Provincial standards require that municipalities test many parameters including radiological substances and chemicals, which may be related to the nuclear industry. Municipalities are required to report annually the results.
- Blind River Water Quality Reports
- Deep River Water Quality Reports
- Durham Region Water Quality Reports
- Kincardine Water Quality Reports
- Ottawa Water Quality Reports
- Pembroke Water Quality Reports
- Peterborough Water Quality Reports
- Port Hope Water Quality Reports
- Toronto Water Quality Reports
Licensee monitoring and reporting
Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (NSCA), the licensee of each nuclear facility is required to develop, implement and maintain an environmental monitoring program to demonstrate that the public and the environment are protected from emissions related to the facility's nuclear activities. The results of these monitoring programs are submitted annually to the CNSC to verify compliance with applicable guidelines and limits. We also compare our IEMP results to licensees' annual environmental compliance reports to verify that the public and environment remain protected. Our findings are made public through our annual regulatory oversight reports on the nuclear industry.
Each licensee has made available to the public their monitoring results in various formats, or they are made available upon request.
- Bruce Power
- BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada
- Cameco Corporation:
- Uranium Mines and Mills
- Blind River Refinery
- Port Hope Conversion Facility
- Cameco Fuel Manufacturing
- Canadian Nuclear Laboratories:
- New Brunswick Power Nuclear Corporation
- Nordion (Canada) Inc.
- Ontario Power Generation
- Shield Source Incorporated (SSI)
- SRB Technologies (Canada) Inc.
Other monitoring and reporting
- Integrated Fukushima Ocean Radionuclide Monitoring (InFORM) Network
- European Radiological Data Exchange Platform (includes Canadian data provided by Health Canada)
- Cancer Care Ontario
To learn about the CNSC's response and actions following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011, please visit our Fukushima webpage.
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