Bruce Power will offer bus tours of the world’s largest operating nuclear site this summer as part of its ongoing outreach efforts to provide information to the public on the important role of nuclear power in Ontario.
The one-hour tours of the Bruce Power site will include a view of Douglas Point, Canada’s first commercial-sized nuclear plant, a drive past the multi-unit Bruce A and Bruce B nuclear stations, which generate over a third of Ontario’s electricity, and a number of extensive security elements that protect both stations.
Bruce Power is the world’s largest operating nuclear facility and we believe there is a significant public interest in seeing what exists here on site,
said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s President and CEO.
“I am sure there will be a high level of interest and we look forward to showcasing this impressive facility. Although we can’t take the tours into the security-protected nuclear generating stations, we believe visitors will enjoy a site tour and will learn much more about the role the Bruce Power site plays in Ontario’s energy security, now and for the long term.”
The summer program is planned for Wednesdays and Thursdays in July and August, at 1 and 2 p.m. Interested individuals or groups can call the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre at 519-361-7777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve space. Participants will be required to meet a number of requirements to participate in the tour and additional details will be available in May.
This approach is consistent with our other outreach efforts to provide factual information to the public through enhancements to our Visitors’ Centre, such as new exhibits and extended summer hours, as well as the launch of our Apps for both the iPad and iPhone,
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30% of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, ON, 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 Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.
For further information, please contact:
John Peevers – 519-361-6583 – email@example.com