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Our Compliance Record

For more than 50 years our facility has operated in an extremely safe manner, and its environmental protection program has been recognized as a “best practice” by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).

We are subject to inspection by numerous regulatory agencies from the federal, provincial and local government, including:

  • The CNSC
  • Toronto Fire Department
  • Ministry of Environment
  • City of Toronto
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (Labour)

We monitor air and water emissions at the site, and conduct soil tests at 50 locations up to 1 km from our facility. Test results show that we are nearly a zero-emission plant with respect to uranium emissions and in all cases we meet or exceed government requirements. We also conduct annual soil sample tests, both onsite and in the surrounding community, to ensure we meet or exceed regulatory environmental safety standards. All soil sample results conducted during 2012 in residential areas were within Canadian background levels of uranium found in the earth’s crust (1 ppm to 4 ppm). The uranium soil content measured in all other areas was well below federal soil criteria (23 parts per million or ppm). In lay terms, one part per million is the same as one drop of a substance in a million drops, in other words one drop in 50 liters of water.

Our environmental and safety performance data is available here.