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Community

BWXT Medical is committed to communicating and engaging with the communities in which it operates in a timely, transparent and meaningful way.

Indigenous Relations

Click here to learn more about BWXT's progress, commitment and policy on Indigenous Relations.

Public Disclosure Protocol 

BWXT Medical has a Public Disclosure Protocol with the objectives of providing information on the licensed activities to persons living near the site, fostering public awareness, and providing the channels for community members to share issues and concerns related to the licensed facilities.

The Public Disclosure Protocol is available as a PDF here

The Public Disclosure Protocol describes how BWXT Medical communicates with the target audience. Based on this protocol, BWXT Medical commits to:

  • Consulting with stakeholders to determine the type of information, and method for information sharing regarding this Public Disclosure Protocol;
  • Maintaining two-way communication channels with the target audience to understand and address comments, questions and concerns;
  • Providing reporting on its website within 48 hours of unusual operational events with the potential for offsite consequences;
  • Providing timely reporting on its website within 48 hours of environmental events that trigger notification of the CNSC under Section 29 of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations;
  • Providing information to the target audience through BWXT Medical’s website and/or other Public Information Program activities, about significant operational changes or expansions that require an environmental assessment or amendments to the facility licence;
  • Posting environmental monitoring results (relevant sections of Annual Compliance Reports) on its website;
  • Posting any transport incidents reportable under the CNSC Packaging & Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations;
  • Posting planned and unplanned significant interruptions of facility operations resulting in significant disruption of customer isotope supply;
  • Posting this Public Disclosure Protocol on the BWXT Medical website.

Any proposed changes to the Public Disclosure Protocol are reviewed and approved prior to implementation.

BWXT Medical’s Public Disclosure protocol does not prescribe the release of sensitive information, such as security related information and trade secrets or scientific, technical, commercial, financial or labour relations information.

Public Disclosures:

Environment

Environmental reports will continue to be added as they become available.

View BWXT Medical's Environmental Risk Assessment here

Safety & Compliance

BWXT Medical Annual Compliance Reports will be posted here when available.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

As questions are received from the community, we will add them to our FAQ!

Submit a question by emailing us at isotopequestions@bwxt.com

Community Newsletters

Community newsletters are a tool we use to share information with the local community surrounding our Kanata facility to keep our neighbours informed about our operational performance, health and safety, activities in the community and general information. Electronic copies of newsletters will be added below as they become available.

Community Webinar

On Wednesday, March 31st, BWXT Medical hosted a webinar for the community to provide an overview of the Kanata operations and the licence application to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). If you have questions related to the content of this webinar, please contact us: isotopequestions@bwxt.com

To watch the webinar, click here

Community Giving & Volunteerism

At BWXT, we believe that healthy communities are strong communities and we take great pride in giving back. Through BWXT Volunteer Strong, our employees have the opportunity to help build stronger communities for those that live and work in them by volunteering time and expertise to local causes that are important to the Kanata community. 

Did you know? On July 30th, 2021 we celebrated our three-year anniversary in the Kanata community!

If you would like to talk to us about an opportunity, please contact us at isotopequestions@bwxt.com

CNSC Licence

BWXT Medical submitted an application on December 17, 2018 to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to request issuance of its own Class IB Licence. 

On October 15, 2021, the CNSC issued a news release on its Record of Decision for BWXT Medical's Class IB Licence application. The news release can be viewed here. The licence is valid until October 31, 2031. 

CNSC Licence Documentation:

Contact us at isotopequestions@bwxt.com or 1.833.657.4565 if you have questions, comments or concerns.

Licence Renewal Letter

Licence Renewal Letter

BWXT Medical’s Hearing Submission

CNSC Staff’s Recommendation

BWXT Medical Licence Application Briefing Guide

Environmental Risk Assessment

CNSC Hearing Agenda