The Fukushima accident exposed some troubling nuclear safety issues:

"My experience at the MIT Nuclear Safety Systems course was great. The topics were very interesting and taught by leaders in their respective fields. The most beneficial aspect of the course was the expert panels that stimulated open and frank discussions on the daily topics."

Safety of Nuclear Power Reactors

Fifteen percent of Canada's electricity is generated by nuclear power plants.

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The CNSC regulates the entire lifecycle of nuclear power plants. activities are the actions a licensee undertakes at the end of the useful life of the reactor. The decision to stop operating and to decommission the reactor is taken solely by the licensee.

Safety of Nuclear Power Plants: Commissioning and Operation

On September 21, 2017, Ramzi Jammal, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, delivered a presentation at the Senior Regulators’ Meeting on the margins of the 61st International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference in Vienna, Austria. The presentation, titled "Leadership and Culture for Safety", outlines the culture for safety at the CNSC and internationally.

Nuclear power is a major source of energy in France, with a 40% share of energy consumption in 2015

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Nuclear reactors and their spent-fuel pools are targets for terrorists piloting hijacked planes. Reactors may be situated downstream from dams that, should they ever burst, could unleash biblical floods. Some reactors are located close to earthquake faults or shorelines exposed to tsunamis or hurricane storm surges. Any one of these threats could produce the ultimate danger scenario like the ones that emerges at Three Mile Island and Fukushima – a catastrophic coolant failure, the overheating and melting of the radioactive fuel rods, and the deadly release of radioactive material.

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On July 13, 2017, Lisa Thiele, CNSC Senior General Counsel, gave a presentation at the 2017 World Nuclear University Summer Institute in Uppsala, Sweden. The presentation, titled "Introduction to Nuclear Law" covered the essential components and principles of national and international nuclear law, addressed the role of regulatory bodies and provided an overview of the CNSC’s regulatory approach.

Nuclear power can generate electricity without greenhouse gas emissions

Ontario Power Generation | Nuclear Safety

On June 17, 2017, Jason Cameron, Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer, Regulatory Affairs Branch, participated in a panel discussion and presented at the Your Energy Future Calgary Study Tour in Calgary, Alberta. Your Energy Future, which focuses on regulating energy in Canada, is a national policy engagement and leadership development program delivered by the Public Policy Forum in partnership with Action Canada. The presentation gave an overview of the CNSC, what makes the organization a unique regulator in Canada and challenges unique to nuclear regulation.

Fossil Fuels vs. Nuclear as Safest Power-Generation Fuel

On June 5, 2017, Jason Cameron, CNSC Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer, delivered a presentation on behalf of Ramzi Jammal at the 37th Annual Conference of the Canadian Nuclear Society in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The presentation, titled "The Canadian Approach to Effective Safety and Security Interfacing", discusses the importance placed on safety and security interfaces in Canada while recognizing the societal benefits arising from the safe and secure use of sealed sources. Mr. Cameron also highlights Canadian good practices that were identified by the International Atomic Energy Agency during a recent International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission.

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As Fukushima showed, external threats — such as earthquakes, tsunamis, fires, flooding, tornadoes and terrorist attacks — are some of the greatest risk factors for a serious nuclear accident. Yet, nuclear plant operators have normally considered these accident sequences (called 'beyond design basis' events) so unlikely that they have not built in complete safeguards.