Bruce Power Will Share Safety Practices Globally

Left to right: Huron-Bruce MP Ben Lobb, Bruce Power President & CEO Duncan Hawthorne and Ed Holder, Minister of State for Science and Technology.

A team of international experts in the nuclear industry will be coming to the Bruce Power site next year.

President and CEO Duncan Hawthorne says the International Atomic Energy Agency has chosen the Bruce-B station for an operational safety performance review, which will be conducted in the fall of 2015.

Hawthorne says it’s an opportunity for Bruce Power to share its safety practices with the world, pointing out the IAEA has never chosen a Canadian nuclear station for a review until now.

“It’s an international group of peers brought from all over the world, and they travel around doing safety assessments of plants. We’ve never had one in Canada, so it gives us a chance to showcase all that is the Bruce site against some pretty stringent assessment criteria,” says Hawthorne.

The safety review will take place over the course of two weeks next fall and Hawthorne says the results will be made public.