Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission plans massive changes to Chalk River site license

Canada’s nuclear regulator, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), is proposing sweeping changes to the current Chalk River site licence, site of the proposed radioactive megadump.  These changes include extending the licence period to ten years, allowing construction of new facilities or decommissioning of old facilities without Commission approval, weakening decommissioning requirements to enable bulk demolition, deleting language requiring the licensee to “control, monitor and record releases” of radioactive nuclear and hazardous substances, and deleting the current requirement for site-wide groundwater monitoring.

See details on the proposed changes:

Planned changes to the site license for Chalk River Laboratories

Planned changes to the License Condition Handbook

 

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