CNA response to Toronto Star article about Pickering nuclear alert

Re: We have good reasons to be alarmed about nuclear reactors, Jan. 14

Just to clarify Rosie DiManno’s column, there was no “wee email booboo at Pickering” over the weekend.

The erroneous alert was sent out by the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre during an internal exercise and did not originate with Ontario Power Generation or the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.

The Pickering station provides clean, emissions-free power to one out of seven homes and businesses across Ontario. It has safely and reliably provided Ontario with power for decades.

The Pickering station continues to receive high safety ratings from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), Canada’s nuclear regulator.

The CNSC also has full-time staff on site who perform regular inspections to ensure safe operations.

John Gorman
President and CEO
Canadian Nuclear Association
Ottawa, ON

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