Transportation

Transportation methods

Whether it’s for power generation, industrial applications such as food irradiation, or the humble smoke detectors in Canadian homes, radioactive materials are transported with great care. The measures needed to safeguard these substances depend on their levels of radioactivity, their uses, and the amounts involved.

Transport regulations

Though no transportation accident has ever caused radiation harm to the Canadian people or environment, a sound regulatory system is still necessary to ensure continued safety. Transport Canada and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission are responsible for this regulation, while Canada also adheres to international standards for packaging of radioactive materials.