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CNSC  renews Cameco Corporation’s uranium mine licence for its Cigar Lake Operation

| Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission | news releases

The Commission announced today it will renew the uranium mine licence held by Cameco Corporation (Cameco) for its Cigar Lake Operation in northern Saskatchewan. This decision follows a public hearing held virtually on April 28 and 29, 2021. The renewed licence allows Cameco to continue operating the Cigar Lake mine.


Commission grants licence amendment to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to enter active decommissioning for Douglas Point Waste Facility  

| Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission | news releases

Today, the Commission announced its decision to amend the waste facility decommissioning licence issued to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd. (CNL) for its Douglas Point Waste Facility, located in Tiverton, Ontario. This decision follows a public hearing held virtually on November 25 and 26, 2020. The amended licence allows CNL to undertake Phase 3 active decommissioning activities, including the decommissioning and dismantlement of certain facilities and structures at the facility.


Canada’s nuclear regulator updates its drug and alcohol testing requirements  

| Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission | news releases

High-security nuclear sites across Canada are required to follow drug and alcohol testing requirements. The latest updates to the regulatory document REGDOC-2.2.4, Fitness for Duty, Volume II; Managing Alcohol and Drug Use, Version 3 complement earlier requirements approved by the Commission in 2017, such as random and pre-placement testing. Revised testing requirements for facility staff in key roles within high-security nuclear sites are based on rigorous research and provide the highest level of safety for all Canadians.


Canada’s nuclear regulator modernizes regulations related to worker protections 

| Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission | news releases

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has amended its Radiation Protection Regulations. The updates take into account the current science on radiation protection, as well as the recommendations of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Commission on Radiological Protection.


Nuclear regulator response to COVID-19 pandemic is instrumental in strengthening nuclear safety globally

| Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission | news releases

On June 4, Rumina Velshi, President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), in her new role as Chair of the Commission on Safety Standards (CSS) created by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), led the 47th meeting of the CSS virtually, joined by more than 20 Member States and key observers from specialized international organizations and relevant non-governmental bodies.


Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, named Chair of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Commission on Safety Standards

| Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission | news releases

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recently announced that Rumina Velshi, President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), has been named the new Chair of its Commission on Safety Standards (CSS) for a four-year period. Ms. Velshi succeeds Ms. Dana Drábová, President, Czech State Office for Nuclear Security.


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