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Transport of radioactive material in Canada

Abstract

In this report, the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Safety (ACNS) presents the results of its study on how the system of the transport of radioactive material (TRM) in Canada is regulated, how it operates, and how it performs. The report deals with the transport of packages, including Type B packages which are used to carry large quantities of radioactive material, but not with the transport of spent nuclear fuel or with the transport of low-level historical waste. The ACNS has examined the Canadian experience in the TRM area, the regulatory framework in Canada with respect to the TRM some relevant aspects of training workers and monitoring compliance with regulatory requirements, the state of the emergency preparedness of organizations involved in the TRM and the process of updating present regulations by the Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB). As a result of this study, the ACNS concludes that the current Canadian regulatory system in the TRM is sound and that the TRM is, for the most part, conducted safely. However, improvements can be made in a number of areas, such as: determining the exposures of workers who transport radioactive material; rewording the proposed Transport Regulations in plain language; training all appropriate personnel  More>>
Publication Date:
Sep 01, 1997
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
INFO-0683E; ACNS-23
Reference Number:
SCA: 050900; PA: AIX-29:054770; EDB-98:108689; SN: 98002017315
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: French version also included (INFO--0683(F); CCSN-23); PBD: Sep 1997
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; CANADIAN ORGANIZATIONS; EMERGENCY PLANS; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOISOTOPES; REGULATIONS; REGULATORY GUIDES; SAFETY; TRANSPORT; TRANSPORT REGULATIONS
OSTI ID:
656251
Research Organizations:
Atomic Energy Control Board, Advisory Committee in Nuclear Safety, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English;French
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE99602954; TRN: CA9800467054770
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE99602954
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
85 p.
Announcement Date:
Nov 03, 1998

Citation Formats

None. Transport of radioactive material in Canada. Canada: N. p., 1997. Web.
None. Transport of radioactive material in Canada. Canada.
None. 1997. "Transport of radioactive material in Canada." Canada.
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title = {Transport of radioactive material in Canada}
author = {None}
abstractNote = {In this report, the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Safety (ACNS) presents the results of its study on how the system of the transport of radioactive material (TRM) in Canada is regulated, how it operates, and how it performs. The report deals with the transport of packages, including Type B packages which are used to carry large quantities of radioactive material, but not with the transport of spent nuclear fuel or with the transport of low-level historical waste. The ACNS has examined the Canadian experience in the TRM area, the regulatory framework in Canada with respect to the TRM some relevant aspects of training workers and monitoring compliance with regulatory requirements, the state of the emergency preparedness of organizations involved in the TRM and the process of updating present regulations by the Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB). As a result of this study, the ACNS concludes that the current Canadian regulatory system in the TRM is sound and that the TRM is, for the most part, conducted safely. However, improvements can be made in a number of areas, such as: determining the exposures of workers who transport radioactive material; rewording the proposed Transport Regulations in plain language; training all appropriate personnel regarding the AECB and Transport Canada (TC) Regulations; enforcing compliance with the regulations; and increasing the level of cooperation between the federal agencies and provincial authorities involved in the inspection and emergency preparedness aspects of the TRM. It is also noted that Bill C-23, the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, imposes a new requirement, subject to the Regulations, for a licence for a carrier to transport some types of radioactive material.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1997}
month = {Sep}
}