In August 2011 the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission announced that it had established an external advisory committee to assess the organization’s processes and responses in light of the lessons learned from the Fukushima nuclear incident.

The committee will review the CNSC’s processes, including the immediate response to the Fukushima incident, its connections with the rest of government and international organizations and its interactions with the Canadian nuclear sector and its regulated industries. The Committee will also review the CNSC’s communications with stakeholders, including governments, other nuclear regulators and the public. As well, the Committee will assess the implications on the CNSC’s regulatory approaches, such as international stress tests and the International Atomic Agency action plan.

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