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Nuclear Security Regulations

Version of section 9 from 2006-03-22 to 2006-11-13:

  •  (1) Every protected area shall be enclosed by a barrier that is located at its perimeter.

  • (2) The barrier must be designed and constructed to inhibit any unauthorized entry into the protected area and must be one or a combination of the following structures:

    • (a) a fence at least 2.4 m in height constructed of wire chain links made of wire not smaller than gauge number 11, having openings whose sides do not exceed 6 cm in length, and topped with at least three strands of barbed wire or barbed tape installed parallel to the fence on brackets angled outward;

    • (b) a wall at least 2.4 m in height, including any wall that forms part of a building, constructed of steel, wood, concrete, masonry or other substantial material or composites of such materials and, if it does not form part of a building, topped with at least three strands of barbed wire or barbed tape installed parallel to the wall on brackets angled outward; or

    • (c) a structure that provides the same level of protection as those referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b).

  • (3) Each gate, door, window or other means of entry or exit in the barrier shall be

    • (a) constructed so that it can be closed and locked; and

    • (b) kept closed and locked except when it is under the direct visual surveillance of a nuclear security guard.

  • (4) The barrier shall be continuously illuminated at an intensity sufficient to permit clear observation of the barrier.

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