Bruce Power monitoring Hurricane Sandy
TIVERTON, ON – October 29, 2012 – Bruce Power is monitoring the path of Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to bring high winds and heavy rain across Ontario over the next 24-48 hours.
Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for much of the province, including the Tiverton area, advising of winds of 60 km/h, with gusts of up to 100 km/h beginning this evening.
Bruce Power has a well-developed emergency preparedness program, which is tested often during severe winter weather. The winds being predicted for our region are not out of the ordinary compared to past storms, which Bruce Power’s robust nuclear generating stations have weathered without incident.
Acting conservatively, the company has taken steps to prepare for the potential impacts of the storm. Staff is checking outside work areas to ensure any loose objects have been adequately secured and also ensuring drains and waterways are free of clutter and debris. The company is working closely with partners such as the Independent Electricity System Operator to ensure a coordinated response is in place.
Bruce Power’s Emergency and Protective Services Division, which is comprised of our award-winning security and emergency response teams along with fire and paramedic responders, has proven to be world leaders in safety and emergency preparedness. Bruce Power successfully tested its ability to respond to a weather-related emergency earlier this month during Huron Challenge Trillium Resolve, one of the largest emergency exercises in Ontario’s history.
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 Ottawa. 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 the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.
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