Auditor General of Canada Reports

On October 4, 2016, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development released an audit on the site inspection of nuclear power plants (NPPs).

The audit looked at CNSC’s processes for planning and completing compliance site inspections at nuclear power plants; the allocation of resources to support the inspection program; and application of enforcement measures to correct non-compliance.

The CNSC accepts the findings of the audit as part of its commitment to continuous improvement. The audit found that when CNSC inspectors identified issues during a site inspection, they followed up with the licensee 100 percent of the time to ensure compliance. However, the report provides recommendations for improving the documentation of the nuclear power plant site inspection program. On being informed of the findings, the CNSC took corrective actions and has completed work on three of the five recommendations. By March 31, 2017, the CNSC will have addressed the two remaining recommendations.

Read the CNSC news release.

Read the CNSC’s action plan (PDF).

Read the FAQs.

Read the Fall 2016 Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development on the inspection of nuclear power plants.