Bruce Power completed a three-day ‘Exercise Huron Resilience” on Thursday, testing the company’s emergency management program and Safety First focus for its workers, the surrounding communities and the environment.
Approximately 1,200 employees participated in the emergency exercise, which involved simulating an on-site scenario caused by an earthquake. Huron Resilience also included participation from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), Health Canada, the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre and the Municipality of Kincardine.
The exercise tested the capabilities of Bruce Power’s Emergency Response Organization (ERO) to implement the Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan. With the completion of the exercise, Bruce Power and the other participants will conduct post-Huron Resilience evaluations and provide feedback to Bruce Power.
“The initial feedback we’re receiving is that the work done by the ERO over the three days reflects the enormous amount of training our emergency management workers undergo to be prepared for real-life events,” said Jennifer Edey, Vice-President, Site Services. “Our emergency management group conducted itself with a high degree of professionalism over the three days and we’re grateful to everyone who supported Huron Resilience with their involvement. We also want to thank all of the stakeholders for their participation.”