BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. - Peterborough

The CNSC recently held open houses on January 22 and 23, 2020 on its role in the proposed licence renewal for BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (BWXT). These open houses allowed the public to meet with the CNSC and learn more about:

  • the nuclear fuel cycle in Canada, the CNSC and its role
  • the CNSC's licensing process in relation to BWXT's licence renewal request
  • the work the CNSC is doing to confirm the safety of BWXT's operations
  • how you can get involved in our public hearing process

The CNSC will hold a public hearing in the communities of Toronto and Peterborough from March 2 to 6, 2020 to consider this licence renewal request.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) - BWXT licence renewal hearing 2020

CNSC response to the MyKawartha and The Peterborough Examiner editorials of December 2 and 27, 2019

Peterborough Public Health –BWXT licence renewal in Peterborough

BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (BWXT), formerly known as GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc., owns and is licensed to operate a nuclear fuel fabrication facility, located in Peterborough, ON.

Facility Information

GEH-C's Peterborough nuclear fuel facility

BWXT's Peterborough nuclear fuel facility

Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Licensee: BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc.
Status: Operating
Licence issued: January 1, 2011
Licence expires: December 31, 2020
Start of commercial operation: 1955

Licensing documentation: Request a copy of BWXT's Peterborough nuclear fuel fabrication facility licence and licence condition handbook by email

BWXT manufactures nuclear fuel bundles for Canada's nuclear power plants from uranium dioxide (UO2) powder. It operates two Ontario sites under one CNSC licence: one site in Toronto and one in Peterborough. The Toronto facility produces natural uranium dioxide (UO2) pellets from uranium powder. The Peterborough facility receives the pellets and loads them into tubes that are sealed and assembled into fuel bundles. For more information, see BWXT's website.

Focus on safety and the environment

The CNSC is committed to protecting the safety of people and the environment. Click below for current environmental and safety performance data for BWXT's Peterborough nuclear fuel facility.

Operating Performance of BWXT

The CNSC produces an annual report on the performance of uranium fuel cycle and processing facilities, which includes BWXT. The report provides information on events, facility modifications, and areas of increased regulatory focus. It also tracks data on:

  • public and worker radiation dose
  • lost-time incidents for workers
  • environmental monitoring results
  • environmental reportable spills and corrective actions taken
  • current financial guarantees for future decommissioning costs

Read the report to learn about BWXT's operating performance.

Latest CNSC Facility-Specific Announcements

GEH-C's Peterborough nuclear fuel facility - decorative image

Disclosure Protocol

As part of the CNSC's regulatory requirements, major licensees must have robust public information and disclosure programs in place.

Regulatory Reporting

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