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Nuclear Safety

Is Nuclear Power Safe?

In Canada’s 40 plus years of using nuclear energy, no member of the public has been harmed as a result of a radiation leak from a nuclear power plant or waste storage facility.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is the federal regulator mandated to protect national security from risks associated with nuclear energy and material.

All Canadian nuclear power plants operate only under the license of the CNSC and are monitored daily by CNSC members located at each site.