Safety is paramount in everything we do at Bruce Power. Since taking over the site in 2001, Bruce Power has reduced workplace injuries significantly. In 2010, we achieved over 22 million hours worked without an acute lost-time injury a recordREAD MORE
In the unlikely event of a loss of all power, our plant’s Emergency Power Supply (EPS) would power nuclear safety-related systems needed to control, cool and contain the fuel. The EPS is seismically and environmentally qualified and has sufficient fuelREAD MORE
In Boiling Water Reactors, like those at Fukushima, the heat produced by nuclear fission in the reactor core causes circulating water to boil, producing steam. The steam, which is radioactive, drives a turbine directly, after which it is cooled inREAD MORE
Given our geologic location, we don’t face the same risks of earthquakes or tsunamis like those that hit the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Our stations are built in an area of very low seismic activity. That’s in sharp contrast to Japan,READ MORE
No. In Canada’s 40 plus years of using nuclear energy, no member of the public has been harmed as a result of a radiation leak from a nuclear power plant or waste storage facility.
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is the federal regulator mandated to protect the health and safety of persons and the environment and to ensure national security from risks associated with the use of nuclear energy and nuclear material. NuclearREAD MORE
Our units consistently run at more than 80% capacity which compares well against all other technologies.