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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Nuclear Lessons Learned

Tiverton | by Kevin Bernard  

Bruce Power CEO says nuclear plant is safe, lessons learned and ready for disaster.

Bruce Power President and CEO Duncan Hawthorne says the nuclear disaster in Japan does offer lessons to be learned.

Hawthorne says their review taught staff to be prepared for more than one nuclear event happening at the same time.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission asked for a review of nuclear facilities in Canada in light of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Hawthorne says while those disasters are unlikely here, we face other challenges.

He tells Bayshore Broadcasting News their review at the Tiverton nuclear plants focused on preparedness for natural disasters such as tornadoes or severe winter storms.

A major mock disaster is now planned for next spring, as Bruce Power prepares for any eventuality.

The head of Bruce Power says one lesson to be learned from the Fukushima event, is that communication with the public is critical.

That is why he says, Bruce Power has posted the results of it's internal review on safety and preparedness on its' web site for anyone to view.

Results of an internal review at Bruce Power have been forwarded to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

The Bruce Power President and CEO says all nuclear facilities in the country were ordered to do a similar review.


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