Nuclear fuel and environmental protection

The entire nuclear fuel cycle is regulated to protect the environment, including:

  • uranium mines
  • uranium refining and conversion facilities
  • nuclear power generating stations
  • nuclear waste management facilities

Within its mandate, Environment and Climate Change Canada is responsible for:

  • developing and implementing regulatory instruments such as regulations, orders, notices, guidelines, agreements and codes of practice
  • providing technical expertise and advice to various stakeholders
  • compliance promotion and assisting Enforcement Branch

Working with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and other partners, Environment and Climate Change Canada provides expert technical advice during:

  • environmental and risk assessment processes
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission licensing applications and licensing conditions
  • regulatory guidance development processes
  • ongoing environmental compliance efforts
  • nuclear science and technology initiatives
  • development of new nuclear technologies
  • other joint technical nuclear work

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