Radiation and the Environment

Environmental Monitoring Program 

Every year, Bruce Power monitors all aspects of the environment surrounding our facility, including the level of radioactivity.

Environmental Monitoring (EM) is an important part of environmental protection at a nuclear facility. It ensures, through measurement, sampling and analysis, that the health of the environment and people are protected. Sampling and analysis of the local area gives Bruce Power a baseline to compare against in the unlikely event that site operations ever had a measurable impact.

EM is also an important component of the regulatory requirements under the terms of the Operating Licence issued by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).

Years of study have unequivocally determined that the Bruce site is posing no radiological risk to plants, animals and people near the site.

Read the full Radiation and the Environment report.