Nuclear energy from an environmental perspective
Nuclear energy is experiencing a global resurgence in large part because nuclear plants do not emit greenhouse gases when they generate electricity.
Today, we’re moving away from generating sources that burn fossil fuels such as coal, oil or natural gas. All of them contribute to air pollution and global warming. We’re adding generating sources such as wind and solar, but it’s understood that these need to be supported by a constant source of energy when the sun isn’t shining and there’s no wind.
Nuclear provides a clean base source of electricity
Numerous studies show the life-cycle emissions from nuclear energy are comparable to other non-emitting sources of electricity like wind, solar and hydro power.
We value all of the conveniences that electricity brings to us. We also value the benefits of clean air. That’s why nuclear fits in with the next generation of electricity sources.
Bruce Power adheres to strict environmental regulations
Bruce Power is regulated by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), an organization that is recognized as one of the best nuclear regulators in the world. The CNSC places strict limits on nuclear plants’ radiological emissions. It is designed to protect the people and the environment from manmade radiation that results from the use of nuclear energy and materials.
Just like safety, environmental stewardship is central to Bruce Power’s daily operations. We are committed to meeting or exceeding the standards of environmental performance set by our regulators. We remain committed to preserving the environment by continually assessing the implications our day-to-day actions have on the land, water and air that surround us.
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