Notice of public meeting and participant funding offering for the CNSC Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium Mines and Mills in Canada: 2016

News Release

June 20, 2017 – Ottawa, ON

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist members of the public, Indigenous groups and other stakeholders in reviewing CNSC staff's Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium Mines and Mills in Canada: 2016, and submitting written comments to the Commission.

The CNSC will hold a public meeting in Ottawa, Ontario on December 13 and 14, 2017, where CNSC staff will present the report to the Commission. The report provides CNSC staff's assessment of the 2016 safety performance of operating uranium mines and mills in Canada, which are authorized by the CNSC for the mining and milling of uranium.

A total of $35,000 is being offered for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information, through informed and topic-specific interventions to the Commission.

The deadline for submitting a completed participant funding application form to the CNSC is August 22, 2017.

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 more information, view the notice of public meeting or visit the public Commission meetings and Participant Funding Program sections of the CNSC website.

Quick Facts

  • Environmental protection programs were effective in protecting the environment and keeping releases as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA).

  • Radiation doses to workers were below regulatory limits and ALARA.

  • The environment continues to be safe for the general public, traditional land users and northern communities.

  • Licensees complied with their licence conditions including those associated with Canada’s international obligations.

Contacts

Aurèle Gervais
Media Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
613-996-6860
1-800-668-5284
cnsc.mediarelations-relationsmedias.ccsn@canada.ca


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