Notice of public meeting and participant funding for the Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium Mines, Mills, Historic and Decommissioned Sites in Canada: 2015

News Release

May 11, 2016 – Ottawa, ON

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will hold a public meeting on December 14 or 15, 2016 in Ottawa, ON, during which CNSC staff will present the Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium Mines, Mills, Historic and Decommissioned Sites in Canada: 2015.

The report provides CNSC staff’s assessment of the of the safety performance of the five operating uranium mines and mills, as well as thirteen historic uranium mines and mills and decommissioning sites in Canada during the 2015 calendar year.

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 August  26, 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 uranium mines and mills.
  • The 2015 report extends beyond active mines and mills and includes the safety performance of historic and decommissioned sites.
  • The report will focus on the three safety and control areas of environmental protection, conventional health and safety, and radiation protection.


Aurèle Gervais
Media and Community Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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