Nine of 10 residents in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties believe Bruce Power operates a safe facility, is a good community citizen, and contributes to the community in a positive way.
During recent independent telephone polling conducted across the region, Ipsos found health care, jobs and infrastructure remain the top issues for residents, while their support for Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program remains very high (84 per cent).
“Bruce Power continues to receive strong public support to accompany the government policy that is allowing us to continue operating safely and reliably,” said James Scongack, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Environment. “Though the support of Bruce, Grey and Huron county residents is not something we will ever take for granted, we are pleased to see such a strong belief in nuclear energy and Bruce Power’s future in our region.”
Over 80 per cent of respondents also believe Bruce Power keeps people updated through regular communications, while 84 per cent of people familiar with Bruce Power feel ‘excellent,’ ‘very good,’ or ‘good’ about the organization.
“Bruce Power will continue to conduct regular polling to ensure we are providing residents with enough information and addressing the issues that concern them while also keeping them apprised of our Life-Extension Program, which began Jan. 1, 2016, and remains on time and on budget,” Scongack added. “As we approach our first Major Component Replacement Project, in Unit 6 in 2020, we will continue to listen to our residents and continue to do all we can to be a good corporate citizen.”
Read the complete polling results, and download Ipsos’ Factum.
About Bruce Power
Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
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