Nuclear, O&M

Canada’s first national nuclear emergency management standards released

CSA Group released Canada’s first national standard on nuclear emergency management programs with a specific focus on preparedness, response and recovery.

The CSA N1600 standard is unique in its requirement for the development of recovery plans for both the community and for nuclear power plants. The standard covers both on-site and off-site organizations and provides criteria on how to develop, implement, evaluate, maintain and continuously improve a nuclear emergency management program.

One of the key drivers behind the new standard was a recommendation by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s Fukushima Task Force to further enhance the safety of nuclear power plants in in Canada.

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