“Exercise Huron Resilience” – three day emergency drill

Bruce Power has been testing its emergency services capabilities during “Exercise Huron Resilience”, that began Tuesday and runs through today, Thursday (October 22-24).

(L-R) Steve Thompson, Department Manager, Emergency Management; Paul Boucher, Deputy Chief Nuclear Officer and Senior Vice-President, Governance Oversight and Nuclear Operations; Kathleen Heppell-Masys, Director General, Directorate of Security & Safeguards, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission; Anne Eadie, Mayor, Municipality of Kincardine; Frank Saunders, Head, New Nuclear, Nuclear Innovation Institute; and Bill Walker, MPP Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound and Associate Minister of Energy.

Bruce Power, with participation of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), Health Canada, the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre and the Municipality of Kincardine, will test its Emergency Response Organization by simulating an on-site scenario. Approximately 1,200 Bruce Power employees are expected to be involved in Huron Resilience.

The company participated in an emergency exercise named Huron Challenge in 2012, and Huron Resolve was an exercise that ran across the region in 2016.

The participants in Huron Resilience will face different challenges as the exercise will allow the ERO to implement the latest Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan. The company expects that Huron Resilience will clearly demonstrate Bruce Power’s dedication to making its site and surrounding communities safe for its workers, residents and businesses.

“We are continually striving to get better when it comes to emergency preparedness and that will never change,” said Jennifer Edey, Vice-President, Site Services. “We don’t take these exercises for granted. Our people are dedicated to making sure our site, our people and our communities are safe and secure.”

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