CNSC Statement on the ongoing situation in Ukraine

Statement

As Canada’s Nuclear Regulator, the CNSC has been carefully monitoring the events at nuclear facilities in Ukraine and are working with our federal partners to support the Canadian Government response. We are currently in a state of enhanced monitoring in keeping with our emergency plan.

It is important to note there is no immediate radiological threat to the regions surrounding these facilities or to Canadians. However, we support Canada’s status as a member state to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and share in their grave concern regarding the ongoing situation and the risk to nuclear facilities.

The IAEA is currently working on solutions to prevent threats to these nuclear facilities. The CNSC has staff with knowledge of the reactor technologies, and we have offered our assistance on nuclear safety to the IAEA and the Ukrainian Regulator. We are also working closely with nuclear regulators around the world to offer coordinated support.

As the situation continues to unfold, we will work closely with our federal and international counterparts to provide this advice and expertise where needed.

Ongoing updates

The IAEA is closely monitoring developments relating to nuclear facilities in the region, in line with its international mandate and continues to provide regular updates on the matter. We encourage you to visit their website about the conflict, and follow them on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook for the latest developments.

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