Nuclear facility – Douglas Point Waste Facility
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The Douglas Point Waste Facility (DPWF) comprises of the reactor building, service building, turbine building and administration wing, an area for storing concrete canisters filled with used nuclear fuel and several outbuildings.
|Location:||Tiverton, Ontario, on the site of the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station|
|Licensee:||Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd. (CNL)|
|Reactor type:||200-Megawatt electric prototype Canadian deuterium uranium (CANDU) power reactor|
|Owner:||Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL)|
|Number of units:||1|
|Installed capacity:||200 MWe|
In May 1984, the prototype CANDU power reactor was shut down and is currently in the process of decommissioning.
|Licence issued:||February 8, 2019|
|Licence expires:||December 31, 2034|
|Start of operation:||September 1968|
|Licensing documentation:||Request a copy of CNL’s licence and licence conditions handbook by email at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Facility website:||Douglas Point Prototype Reactor|
- Decommissioning timeline (CNL)
The Commission is an independent administrative tribunal set up at arm's length from government, without ties to the nuclear industry. The CNSC posts documentation for the public related to Commission proceedings.
- Revised Notice of Public Hearing – Canadian Nuclear Laboratories – Application to amend its waste facility decommissioning licence for the Douglas Point Waste Facility – Ref. 2020-H-04 Revision 4
- Notice of Postponement of Public Hearing on the application by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to amend its waste facility decommissioning licence for the Douglas Point Waste Facility – Ref. 2020-H-04 Revision 3
The CNSC posts regulatory enforcement actions taken to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment.
- No regulatory actions
The CNSC posts licensee-reported events and incidents involving licensed activities that could impact the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment.
- No events
Protecting Canadians and the environment
The CNSC uses information provided by licensees to create our own reports assessing the environmental effects of nuclear facilities or licensed activities.
- Environmental monitoring: Independent environmental monitoring results collected by the CNSC from the Bruce Nuclear Generating Site, where the facility is located
- Environmental risk assessment
- Federal, provincial and municipal monitoring programs: List of monitoring programs managed by other levels of government
- Radionuclide release data: External CNL dataset in the Open Government catalogue for information on releases from DPWF
Safety and health
The CNSC oversees licensee emergency planning and works with local, provincial, other federal and international authorities to ensure the health and safety of Canadians and the environment. We also conduct and review health studies on various areas associated with the production, possession or use of nuclear substances.
- Bruce Power Emergency Preparedness: Emergency planning by the licensee
- CNL – In the Community: CNL public information and disclosure program – this facility is found under “Prototype Reactor Sites”
- CNSC health studies on Canadian nuclear facilities: Relevant health studies of nuclear reactors regulated by the CNSC
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