CNSC public hearing on Chalk River Laboratories licence amendment and participant funding offering

News Release

November 24, 2015 – Ottawa, ON

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will hold a public hearing on April 6 or 7, 2016 in Ottawa, ON, to consider an application from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) to extend the Chalk River Laboratories operating licence for a period of 17 months. Chalk River Laboratories is located near Chalk River, ON.

The Commission will be accepting written interventions for the hearing. Requests to intervene must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission by March 7, 2016.

Through its Participant Funding Program, the CNSC is offering up to $25,000 in funding to assist members of the public, Aboriginal groups and other stakeholders in reviewing CNL’s licence amendment application and associated documents, and submitting comments to the Commission.

The deadline for submitting a completed participant funding application form to the CNSC is January 29, 2016.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment, and to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

For information about how to participate, visit the Participate in a public Commission hearing and Participant Funding Program sections of the CNSC website.

Quick Facts:

  • CRL is one of the most complex laboratories in Canada, with activities ranging from services and development related to the nuclear industry, to other science areas such as physics, metallurgy, chemistry, biology, and engineering.
  • The NRU reactor, one of the world’s most versatile research reactors, has been operating at CRL since 1957.
  • NRU continues to produce a large percentage of the world’s medical isotopes, used in both the diagnosis and treatment of life-threatening diseases.
Chalk River Laboratories


Aurèle Gervais
Media and Community Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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