Notice of public meeting and participant funding for the Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Power Plants: 2015

News Release

April 8, 2016 – Ottawa, ON

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will hold a public meeting on August 17 or 18, 2016 in Ottawa, ON, during which CNSC staff will present the Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Power Plants: 2015 (2015 NPP Report).

The report provides CNSC staff’s assessment of the Canadian nuclear power industry’s safety performance during the 2015 calendar year and details the progress of regulatory issues and initiatives up to April 30, 2016. The Commission will be accepting written submissions on the 2015 NPP Report from the public.

Through its Participant Funding Program, the CNSC is offering funding to assist members of the public, Aboriginal groups and other stakeholders in reviewing the report. Participant funding up to $35,000 is being offered for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information, through informed and topic-specific written submissions to the Commission.

The deadline for submitting a completed participant funding application form to the CNSC is May 6, 2016.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment; 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 Public Commission meetings and Participant Funding Program sections of the CNSC website.

Quick facts

  • Each year, the CNSC publishes a report on the safety performance of Canada’s nuclear power plants.
  • The report assesses how well plant operators are meeting regulatory requirements and program expectations in areas such as human performance, radiation and environmental protection, and emergency management and fire protection.
  • The report highlights emerging regulatory issues pertaining to the industry at large and to each licensed station.


Aurèle Gervais
Media and Community Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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