Nuclear Services

Environment and Radiation Protection


Supporting environmental protection programs at nuclear facilities

Protecting the environment is an integral component of any operation performed at a nuclear facility. It is Calian Nuclear's mission to provide a comprehensive solution for evaluating environmental programs, processes, consequences and monitoring effluents from nuclear facility operations. These services include:

  • Designing environmental and effluent monitoring programs
  • Planning and conducting implementation audits, environmental and effluent monitoring program audits, and gap analyses
  • Conducting environmental assessments and impact studies
  • Assessing environmental risks for humans and non-human biota
  • Performing derived release limit calculations
  • Developing and reviewing regulatory standards (and guidelines)

Sample project: Best Theratronics Environmental Assessment

And Bruce Power Radiological Environmental Risk Assessment


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Decommissioning and Waste Management

Calian Nuclear provides waste management and decommissioning services to the nuclear industry. Calian Nuclear utilizes a proven scientific approach to review existing programs and provide recommendations to both improve efficiencies and reduce waste. Calian Nuclear also develops and executes comprehensive and cost-effective waste management and decommissioning solutions. The scope of these services includes:

  • Designing, developing, and revising radioactive waste programs
  • Planning and conducting radioactive waste audits
  • Characterizing, packaging, and transporting radioactive waste
  • Characterizing, decommissioning, and decontaminating nuclear facilities
  • Remediating and repurposing radiologically contaminated buildings and sites

Sample project: Re-Zoning of Radiological Zones at a Nuclear Power Plant

And Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) Fuel Transfer Logistics


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Emergency Preparedness


Designing, developing and delivering all-hazards emergency exercises

One of Calian Nuclear’s core capabilities is developing training and exercise programs, as well as developing, conducting and evaluating exercises to assist clients in continued improvements in operational preparedness. Calian Nuclear has an in-house, proven methodological approach to developing and executing exercises that is based on Canadian and International best practices. Clients at all levels of government have worked with Calian Nuclear to deliver effective exercises involving all-hazards. Calian Nuclear’s services in delivering exercises include:

  • Developing training and exercise programs
  • Designing, conducting and evaluating all levels of emergency response exercises based on client objectives
  • Improving the realism and effectiveness of exercises by utilizing innovative simulation tools
  • Utilizing scientific evaluation tools and techniques to ensure maximum data collection and compilation of lessons learned

Sample project: Training and Exercise Program to Support First Responders

And Western Wild Fire Scenario to Test Interoperable Communications


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Providing innovative simulation-based tools to support operations, training and exercises

Realism in training and exercise ensures improved results during real events. Calian Nuclear has developed a number of innovative tools to improve the realism of our training and exercise programs. For example:

  • Calian Nuclear has a web-based exercise platform that provides real time exercise control capabilities and dynamic simulated injects (e.g., media, social media, technical data sharing, etc.)
  • Our S3 line of products simulates the airborne dispersion of threats and can be linked to detectors in order to receive simulated data from first response agencies at the incident scene

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Emergency Preparedness and Response Services & Products

Calian Nuclear works with many government departments and agencies, at all levels of government, to address safety and security challenges through the development of long-term emergency management programs. These include highly specialized Nuclear Emergency Response (NER) and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) programs. The scope of these programs includes:

  • Providing Threat, Risk or Vulnerability Assessments to support risk-based planning
  • Conducting capability analyses and producing gap analysis reports
  • Road Map recommendations for gap closure
  • Developing or updating plans and procedures, including concepts of operations

Sample project: Nuclear Emergency Response Exercises and Evaluations

And Transport Canada Dangerous Goods Program


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Providing CBRNE expertise to governments around the world

Utilizing internationally recognized experts in the field, Calian Nuclear has conducted CBRNE capability and capacity building for ministries and organizations in Canada, Europe and the Middle East. This experience has led to the development of a fully mature and refined CBRNE program development process. Dependant on the maturity of the CBRNE programs within the interested organization, some or all of the following steps can be implemented by Calian Nuclear to ensure a fully effective CBRNE response program:

  • Development of national and ministry level CBRNE programs, plans, procedures and processes
  • Conduct a detailed review of the current training program used by military units and first responders and document the gaps in training that need to be addressed
  • Development of proposed equipment acquisition, training, drill and exercise programs
  • Provision of awareness and basic level CBRNE training
  • Particularization and delivery of intermediate CBRNE training to be delivered in UAE
  • Design and delivery of CBRNE drills and tabletop exercises
  • Particularization and delivery of advanced "train the trainer" CBRNE training for future instructors from participating organizations
  • Calian Nuclear has a web-based exercise platform that provides real-time exercise control capabilities and dynamic simulated injects (e.g., media, social media, technical data sharing, etc.)

Sample project: International Capability Exercise Northern Lights

And Vancouver Olympic CBRNE Preparation Program


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Developing and delivering training programs

Calian Nuclear has the ability to develop customized training for any client or to provide pre-developed courses in order to meet the specific requirements of our clients. Calian Nuclear’s staff is often called upon to assist other countries or international organizations in providing both emergency management and technical training. Here is a sample of the training offered:

  • Exercise design, conduct and evaluation
  • Emergency management principles
  • Basic radiation principles
  • Radiation safety and protection
  • CBRNE response and safety (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced)
  • Radiation detection
  • Radiation dispersion codes (COSYMA, MACCS, ADAM, DoseWin, CALPUFF)
  • Emergency planning for a CBRNE event
  • Crisis management decision making for senior managers

Sample project: Training Program in the Middle East

And Response Training for Ontario Ministry of Health Staff


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Nuclear Safety

Identifying hazards and assessing risks for nuclear facilities

Calian Nuclear provides a systematic approach to identifying hazards, determining their consequences, and providing recommendations to mitigate the identified risks. Calian Nuclear utilizes a risk and threat assessment approach, followed by a capability and gap analysis to support recommendations for plan and procedural corrective actions or updates. These services include:

  • Planning and conducting licensing compliance reviews for existing facilities
  • Performing hazard analyses and risk assessments
  • Performing accident consequence assessments
  • Performing capability and gap analysis support by Road Map recommendations

Sample project: Gentilly-1 Safety Assessment Report

And Indian Point Probabilistic Risk Assessment


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Research and Development

Advancing radiation science through research and development

Calian Nuclear is current with the most recent advances in radiation and nuclear safety. We perform complete research and development (R&D) projects and provide support for ongoing R&D projects. These services include:

  • Managing all aspects of small or large technical projects
  • Designing and evaluating technical research studies
  • Performing experiments and collecting data
  • Analyzing experimental data and summarizing findings in reports

Sample project: Early Triage for Radiological and Nuclear Events

And Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Dosimeter


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