Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission - Readiness to Regulate SMRs in Canada
33rd Annual CNS Conference - 2012 June 10-13

Presented at:
33rd Annual CNS Conference
2012 June 10-13
Saskatoon, Canada
Session Title:
WFS - Safety & Licensing

Stephanie Herstead (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)
Stephen Cook (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)
Marcel De Vos (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)
Barclay Howden (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)


The success of any new build project is reliant upon all stakeholders – applicants, vendors, contractors and regulatory agencies – being ready to do their part.  Over the past several years, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has been working to ensure that it has the appropriate regulatory framework and internal processes in place for the timely and efficient licensing of all types of reactor, regardless of size.    The CNSC’s general nuclear safety objective requires that nuclear facilities be designed and operated in a manner that will protect the health, safety and security of persons and the environment from unreasonable risk, and to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.  For smaller facilities, this has traditionally allowed for the use of a graded approach to achieving safety.

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