Environment audit urges nuclear safety regular to better track inspections

OTTAWA — The federal nuclear safety watchdog needs to get better at managing its inspection of nuclear power plants, says the commissioner of environment and sustainable development.

"To assure Canadians about the safety of nuclear power plants, the (regulator) must be able to show that it carries out the appropriate number and types of site inspections and that it follows its own procedures when doing so," Commissioner Julie Gelfand wrote in her fall report, which was tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

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