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November 26, 2020
  • Deadline to submit a request to intervene is January 6, 2021
November 25, 2020
  • Changes take into account 20 years of regulatory experience, lessons learned from Fukushima, and IAEA and ICRP benchmarks.
November 19, 2020
  • CNL’s application to amend its waste facility decommissioning licence for Douglas Point will be discussed
November 18, 2020
  • BWXT ITG has applied to operate a medical isotope facility
November 9, 2020
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October 30, 2020
  • Draft REGDOC-2.5.6, Design of Rooms Where Unsealed Nuclear Substances Are Handled is open for comment
October 28, 2020
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What is a small modular reactor?

Small modular reactors, or SMRs, use fission to create heat that generates energy like traditional nuclear reactors.

They’re designed to be smaller than a traditional reactor.

They vary in size and the power they produce.

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The CNSC has been providing feedback to companies for several years through the pre-licensing vendor design review process.

Big or small and no matter the technology, the CNSC’s role is to regulate the nuclear industry and protect the health and safety of the public and the environment.

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