Bruce Power participating in provincial emergency exercise
TIVERTON, ON – October 4, 2012 – From October 15-19, Bruce Power is participating in a province-wide exercise led by Emergency Management Ontario (EMO), which will feature over 50 organizations and municipalities, called Huron Challenge – Trillium Resolve.
The large-scale mock emergency will simulate a natural disaster that descends on Bruce County, requiring interaction between a wide range of organizations including local municipalities, police, fire, hospitals, the Red Cross, St. John Ambulance and many more. It will involve various scenarios that need to be responded to ranging geographically from the northern part of Bruce County to as far south as Perth County.
“Bruce Power has always had a industry-leading emergency response capability and this exercise will be a good test for everyone on our site, while also providing us with lessons learned about our strengths as well as areas we can improve,” said Frank Saunders, Vice-President Nuclear Oversight and Regulatory Affairs. “We are pleased to participate in an exercise involving so many organizations under the leadership of Emergency Management Ontario.”
As a participant during the exercise, Bruce Power will test its new Emergency Management Centre located off-site, as well as the on-site first responders and security personnel in its Emergency and Protective Services division.
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates one of the world’s largest nuclear sites and is the source of roughly 25 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among TransCanada, Cameco, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers’ Union and Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.
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