Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission publishes glossary of CNSC terminology

News Release

January 10, 2017 – Ottawa, ON

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has published REGDOC-3.6, Glossary of CNSC Terminology.

This document provides a list of terms and definitions used in the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and the regulations made under it, and CNSC regulatory documents and other publications, such as annual reports and guidance documents.

This glossary is provided for reference and information, and serves as the standard for future CNSC regulatory documents and other publications.

To review the document, visit the REGDOC-3.6 webpage.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians 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.

Quick facts

  • This glossary consolidates the terms and definitions from published CNSC regulatory documents, to provide a reference of standard terminology.
  • The definitions in this glossary do not supersede definitions provided in licence conditions handbooks or other legally binding documents.
  • The CNSC welcomes feedback on regulatory documents at any time.


Aurèle Gervais
Media and Community Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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