Advice from Canadian and U.S. Nuclear Agencies on Nomination of Radionuclides as a Chemical of Mutual Concern

Radionuclides have been nominated for consideration as candidate substances for designation as a Chemical of Mutual Concern (CMC) under the Canada-United States Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. In response to this nomination, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sought advice from their respective nuclear regulatory agencies. Both the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) undertook a comprehensive and detailed review of the concerns raised in the nomination, with each Agency documenting their analysis.

*Link to: CNSC Assessment of the Relevance of the Inclusion of Radionuclides as a Chemical of Mutual Concern under Annex 3 of the Canada-United States Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (September 2017)

*Link to: NRC Response to the Nomination of Radionuclides as Chemicals of Mutual Concern Under Annex 3 of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (January 2017)

Canada and the U.S. will consider the advice of these agencies in their evaluation of this substance nomination.
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