250 Richmond Street West, Third Floor, Toronto ON M5V 1W4, 416-872-1010 | 1-877-518-5151 (toll-free long distance), General policy questions or comments: Mike Bendixen - Program Director, Questions about News programming and policy. She said the investigation will show what lead to the false notification and will provide recommendations on how to move forward to ensure it does not happen again. Police investigate discovery of dead dog in cage in Pickering. Bonnie Lysyk found that provincial emergency management programs needed better oversight and co-ordination. Ontario NDP energy critic Peter Tabuns said there appears to have been a breakdown in communication and the false alarm was "deeply" troubling. Jones said she wants to see the changes that will be recommended in the investigation to ensure a better system is in place. ON The Meadow Lake Hospital will not be offering obstetrical services until further notice, according to the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). "While I am relieved that there was no actual emergency, I am upset that an error such as this occurred. The people of Ontario have questions,” Jones said. No further action is required.". By ticking this box I agree to receive the chosen newsletter(s), including promotional, programming, marketing and other survey emails. The minister said the mistake during a routine training exercise by the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre will be investigated. The power plant is run by Ontario Power Generation and has been in service since 1971. It has experienced several earlier incidents. "I do not want individuals in Ontario not to know what is going on," she said. Jones said the alert was sent during a routine maintenance test to ensure the system is ready. This created a series of small cracks which linked up and caused the long rupture. "There really wasn't enough much information. 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Speaking to CBC News, Jones said that while there was no threat to public safety in this instance, in the event of an actual emergency, she would rather that an alert go out widely than to be limited to a more narrow region. “There has been NO abnormal release of radioactivity from the station,” the alert read. “We want to verify all the information on exactly what was happening to confirm if this was sent out an error or if this was a real-life situation. At this event Ontario Clean Air Alliance and Durham Nuclear Awareness addressed a new report by Dr. Ian Fairlie, a … The goal is to test the nuclear power plant operator, response agencies, and municipal, provincial and federal government responders’ ability to mitigate the impact of a nuclear accident. On December 10, 1994, a pipe break at Pickering reactor 2 resulted in a major loss of coolant accident and a spill of 185 tonnes of heavy water. The province's auditor general highlighted issues with Ontario's emergency management in her 2017 annual report. Carlos Osorio / Reuters file. In the course of that testing, she said, it appears someone mistakenly pushed the alert on a "live pathway" instead of a "test pathway.". What would happen in Pickering nuclear accident: report Groups continue to push for closure of Pickering Nuclear Generating Station News Mar 28, 2018 by Kristen Calis Pickering News Advertiser PICKERING — A Fukushima-type disaster at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station could lead to 26,000 cancers and $125 billion in lost home values, according to a report released by the Ontario … Ontario’s nuclear reactors are built with multiple safeguards making nuclear accidents unlikely. Increase your radius to see more recent local stories. Stay up-to-date and in-the-know by subscribing to one of our newsletters. Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan said on Sunday he is upset by the alert that was sent in error, and he and Toronto Mayor John Tory are continuing to call for a full investigation. An emergency alert indicating a problem at Pickering's nuclear plant was a false alarm, but a big wake up call to many in its vicinity. In 1994, Pickering A was the site of Canada’s worst accident at a commercial nuclear station. Publishing date: Jan 03, 2019 • January 3, 2019 • 2 minute read. The Canadian province of Ontario accidentally sent out an emergency alert regarding an "incident" at a Toronto-area nuclear plant. It just kind of made you really scared, because you knew you needed to get out," said Moss, who has lived in Pickering for 38 years. “The people of Ontario should not have had to start their Sunday morning this way,” Jones told CP24. ", Watch: President of the University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering on the plant's safety. The series of announcements that a mistake was made seemed of little comfort to residents who expressed alarm about a possible serious situation nearby. According to a report by Ian Fairlie, radiation biologist from the U.K. and released by the Ontario Clean Air Alliance in 2018, A Fukushima-type disaster at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station could lead to 26,000 cancers and $125 billion in lost home values. However, as we have seen with most recently, of Fukushima, some nuclear emergencies can occur. The event marked the anniversary of the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan on March 11, 2011, and proposed the closure of the Pickering Nuclear Station. Get connected to your community! Ontario doesn't have a co-ordinated IT system for emergency management, the auditor wrote. The safety systems operated, and there were no releases. Tory said Toronto residents, especially those living near Pickering, were "unnecessarily alarmed" by the alert. Be the first to know about the stories that will shape your day -- delivered to your inbox twice every weekday, Newstalk 1010 - Breaking News and Programming Alerts, Stay up-to-date and in-the-know! The abandoned city of Pripyat, Ukraine, with the accidental Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the distance Worldwide, many nuclear accidents and serious incidents have occurred since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. Ontario's solicitor general apologized for an emergency alert sent by mistake early Sunday that warned people in the province of an incident at the Pickering nuclear generating station east of Toronto. Jones said she has tasked Doug Brown, the chief of emergency management, to do a full investigation into what occurred on Sunday morning. Residents across the province had received a message saying “emergency staff are responding to the situation,” at the Pickering nuclear power station, but were told they did … Nor was there ever any danger to … It's currently slated to be decommissioned in 2024. The Emergency Core Cooling System was used to prevent a meltdown. However, Jones said she was not satisfied with the lag between when the first alert and the second alert. ET, the alert was issued provincewide, saying an incident was reported at the station. Later on Sunday, OPG Chief Nuclear Officer Sean Granville said in a statement: "OPG has a sophisticated and robust notification process in place that we would immediately follow in the unlikely event of an incident at the station. Questions about a prize won with NEWSTALK 1010? The Star, By TESS KALINOWSKIStaff Reporter, Sun., March 11, 2018 A Fukushima-scale meltdown at the Pickering nuclear power plant would exact a devastating human … Pickering’s Unit No. Here's how Ontario would respond to a real nuclear emergency, False alert about Pickering nuclear plant caused widespread alarm, but some residents 'not worried', Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan says he is pleased with the response from the province after Sunday's erroneous emergency alert but that the length of time taken to retract the alert is 'totally unacceptable.'. Decommissioning is now set to start in 2028. The kit contains potassium iodide pills. Committee members toured the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, spoke with concerned citizens in the area, heard witnesses in Ottawa, commissioned an independent expert review of the accident risk posed by Pickering A and met with U.S. regulatory officials in Washington and officials of the World Association of Nuclear Operators in Atlanta, Georgia. "I want to assure the public that there was no incident at the station, and the plant is operating as designed.". The Region is prepared to implement protective measures in a 10-kilometre zone around the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station to protect the public from exposure to a radioactive release. "This is a Province of Ontario emergency bulletin which applies to people within ten (10) kilometres of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. “Once we had all the facts in place and we confirmed with our partners that we work with, we sent out the message as soon as possible to advise individuals that it was sent out in error,” he said. 416-440-6330, Prize Inquiries The Pickering nuclear generating station in Ontario. Brown said they coordinated with their partners and those working within the provincial emergency operations centre as soon as the alert went out. "It just puts everybody in a panic mode. The reactor was safely shut down and the damage investigated. At about 7:25 a.m. on Sunday, the province said an incident was reported at the station, located off of Montgomery Park Road in Pickering. "There was no incident at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station that should have triggered public notification. The plant has experienced several accidents of varying severity throughout its nearly 50 years of operation, including a major incident in 1983 which caused major damage to one of its reactors and cost an estimated $1 billion CAD to fix. “We need answers.”. Pickering is Ontario’s oldest nuclear station and has been operating since 1971. When the alert arrived, Merinisa Natada, who has lived in Pickering for 10 years, started looking for the kit that residents living within 10 kilometres of the plant are sent, to use in the event of a nuclear emergency. Important update: the alert regarding #Pickering Nuclear was sent in error. It is slated to be decommissioned in 2024. M5V 1W4, On-Air Talk Show Line For many years, OPG’s Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (GS) has been a proud part of the Pickering community, playing an important role in delivering clean, reliable power for Ontario. Nuclear industry in #Fukushima and #Chernobyl underplayed severity of accident at every step. "The previous alert was sent in error. The Majeed family in Pickering said they felt scared when they received the emergency alert. ; The alert appears to have been sent throughout Ontario, though it said it was meant for people within 10 kilometers of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. The premier's office said the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre sent the original alert. An emergency alert message was blasted out across the province warning of an unspecified emergency at the Pickering nuclear power station in … Canadian nuclear safety officials have been dealing with a split-second mistake that shut down a reactor at the Pickering nuclear station east of Toronto. I wouldn't believe #pickering if they say the alert was a mistake this could mean there is an ongoing problem or there was a near catastrophic miss. A serious incident occurred on 1 August 1983. 250 Richmond Street West, Third Floor Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. 04:28 PM - … Four larger CANDUs came on line at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station near Toronto in 1971, and four more units were added there in 1983. Watch: Pickering mayor calls for speedy investigation, "Like many of you, I was very troubled to have received that emergency alert this morning," Ryan's tweet said. Stay current with local journalism dedicated to your community. An alert sent early Sunday was later pulled back, saying it was sent in error. When asked if it was a human error, Brown said that is going to be part of the investigation. Wind is blowing west right now. The alert said people near the station do not need to "take any protective actions at this time. CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. “The province needs to initiate this investigation immediately,” he said. There was no incident at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station that should have triggered public notification. It really doesn't make sense,” said Pickering resident Germaine Cooke. M5V 2Z5. she told CBC News. For many years, OPG’s Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (GS) has been a proud part of the Pickering community, playing an important role in delivering clean, reliable power for Ontario. After years of providing safe, clean, reliable power, the Pickering Nuclear GS will end commercial operations. It operates six CANDU reactors, generates 14 per cent of Ontario's electricity, is responsible for 4,500 jobs across the region and is one of the largest nuclear generating stations in the world, according to OPG. What would happen in the event of a real nuclear mishap? Jerry Hopwood, president of the University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering, says the Pickering plant has a 'very high grade' for safety. In the unlikely event of a nuclear accident, OPG would notify local and provincial governments within fifteen minutes, and provincial/regional officials would then notify the public of next-steps in any impacted areas through sirens, automated phone calls and widespread announcements via the National Public Alerting system, radio, TV, social media and the web. nathan.bonifacio@bellmedia.ca, Submit reception reports to CFRB 1010 or CFRX 6.070 MHz by going to this link: With everything that's happening today, you can think, 'OK, is this a terrorist or something? cfrbcfrxreport@gmail.com, Website Issues It's currently slated to be decommissioned in 2024. "I'm like: 'Oh, my God.' "Confidence in the accuracy of the system is essential for public safety," Tabuns said in a statement. Some Ontario residents said the first alert was alarming. It's "nonsense" that the alert was sent in error, she added. 416-384-3139, Main Switchboard At about 7:25 a.m. on Sunday, the province said an incident was reported at the station, located off of Montgomery Park Road in Pickering. Pressure tube G16 in the Pickering A Unit 2 reactor developed a 2 metre long split. Six remain in operation. How a nuclear reactor got shut down by accident in Ontario. Nor was there ever any danger to the public or environment. It is one of the oldest nuclear power stations in the world and Canada's third-largest, producing about 15% of Ontario's power and employing 3,000 workers. The province tried to implement one in 2009, but discontinued the project six years later, "having spent about $7.5 million without it ever going live.". In the event of a nuclear plant accident in Pickering, Niagara County officials do not anticipate a need for immediate evacuation but shelter-in-place orders would certainly be issued. Majeed said he understands mistakes can happen and is relieved everything is safe. Like many of you, I was very troubled to have received that emergency alert this morning. She lives within a 10-kilometre radius of the plant. Trusted journalism has never been so essential. I understand I can withdraw my consent to any of the aforementioned items at any time. If you live within approximately 10 km of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, you will have received information about what to do in the unlikely event of a nuclear accident from OPG. news@newstalk1010.com, Questions about News programming and policy Toronto The Ontario government admitted to erroneously sending out a mass alert telling of an “incident” at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station on Sunday, sending people across the region into a panic. ON ", In an interview with CBC News, Ryan added: "It would appear to me that there was a breakdown in that protocol and this is exactly why we've demanded the investigation.". Pickering is Ontario’s oldest nuclear station and has been operating since 1971. A lot of thoughts were going through my head.". At 7:24 a.m. I'm right in the midst of it and that was pretty scary. We have confirmed that there is no emergency or incident at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, and that there is no danger to the public. Toronto Nor was there ever any danger to the public or environment,” Jones said. OPG is the largest electricity generator in the province, providing almost half the power Ontario residents rely on every day. The first four Pickering Nuclear reactors went into service in 1971. By The Associated Press. I know many @CityOfToronto residents - especially those who live near Pickering - were unnecessarily alarmed by this alert. Pickering is Ontario’s oldest nuclear station and is scheduled to close in 2024. 416-384-8000, General policy questions or comments: Mike Bendixen - Program Director Report paints grim picture of Fukushima-scale nuclear accident in Pickering, A Fukushima-scale nuclear incident at Pickering would mean the loss of 154,000 Toronto-area homes for up to 100 years, says an environmental group. The City of Pickering also tweeted the alert was a mistake. Nov. 2014: There are reports there was a leak of radio-active water at the Pickering power plant over the weekend. “And when we disseminate alert, the emergency information, that they listen to it and they adhere to the guidance within the information,” Brown said. The emergency alert issued by the Province earlier this morning was sent out in error. Pickering Nuclear Generating Station is a Canadian nuclear power station located on the north shore of Lake Ontario in Pickering, Ontario.It is one of the oldest nuclear power stations in the world and Canada's third-largest, producing about 15% of Ontario's power and employing 3,000 workers. Just got an emergency alert about an accident. Please see my statement in response to the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station emergency alert. From bad weather to car accidents to political decisions that will affect you, NEWSTALK 1010 delivers alerts right to your inbox, Sign up to receive information on contests and promotions from NEWSTALK 1010. The Ontario government admitted to erroneously sending out a mass alert telling of an “incident” at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station on Sunday, sending people across the region into a panic. I thought 'oh my God maybe there was a little explosion,'” Khyam Majeed said. “This morning’s error was inexcusable.”. Who exactly is responsible for pushing out the alert, Jones said, is part of a larger investigation, which will be carried out by Emergency Management Ontario. A Fukushima-scale nuclear incident at Pickering would mean the loss of 154,000 Toronto-area homes for up to 100 years, says an environmental group. Canadians near the city of Pickering in Ontario received a terrifying push alert on Sunday about an "incident" at a nearby nuclear facility — but the emergency notification was sent by mistake. The plant has experienced several accidents of varying severity throughout its nearly 50 years of operation, including a major incident in 1983 which caused major damage to one of its reactors and cost an estimated $1 billion CAD to fix. — Shawn Smyth (@retchman) January 12, 2020. At 7:23 a.m. on January 12, 2020, two employees of the Provincial Emergency Operation Centre sent a message to most cell phones in Ontario, warning those living within 10 kilometres of the plant of an “incident at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station,” where … The emergency alert was triggered in error," said Kayla Iafelice, a spokesperson for the premier's office. Twelve more CANDUs were built in Ontario, eight at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station at Douglas Point and the newest four at Darlington. "There has been NO abnormal release of radioactivity from the station and emergency staff are responding to the situation," the alert read. There was so… About 200 workers were involved in the cleanup. When Cheryl Lewis-Thurab saw the emergency alert on her phone Sunday morning, she said it immediately frightened her. In 1994, Pickering A was the site of Canada’s worst accident at a commercial nuclear station. No meed to evacuate. Author of the article: Tom Spears. “And if it was an error by one of our staff members, we really want to look into what additional protocols, what additional procedures can we put into place to make sure that the system is robust so that individuals have full confidence throughout this province in the system. What's up with the Pickering nuclear power station accident. IAEA Mission Says Canada's Pickering Nuclear Plant Has Strengthened Safety, Sees Scope for Further Improvement ; IAEA Mission Says Canada's Pickering Nuclear Plant Has Strengthened Safety, Sees Scope for Further Improvement × If you would like to learn more about the IAEA’s work, sign up for our weekly updates containing our most important news, multimedia and more. In the unlikely event of a nuclear emergency, the Province of Ontario is immediately in-charge, followed by the Region of Durham, who the City of Pickering would receive direction from. I have spoken to the province, and am demanding that a full investigation take place. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. The dog appeared to be malnourished, police said. 416-384-5858, Advertising The mayor said he was also promptly contacted by Peter Bethlenfalvy, MPP for Pickering-Uxbridge and the OPG to reassure him that it was a mistake. At 9:12 a.m., nearly two hours after the first alert, the province sent out another emergency alert to reassure the public that the first alert was an error. The Canadian province of Ontario accidentally sent out an emergency alert regarding an "incident" at a Toronto-area nuclear plant. “When you think about nuclear you get scared right. Decommissioning is now set to start in 2028. I have spoken to the Province, and am demanding that a full investigation take place. The Pickering nuclear power plant has been in service since 1971. @article{osti_186670, title = {The 1994 Pickering loss-of-coolant incident}, author = {Charlebois, P and Goodman, B and McEwan, B}, abstractNote = {On Saturday, December 10, 1994, the failure of an instrumented relief valve led to a loss of coolant from unit 2 of Pickering nuclear generating station. ", In a tweet about 40 minutes later, Ontario Power Generation said the first alert was sent "in error.". It had been scheduled to be decommissioned this year, but the former Liberal government – and the current Ford government – committed to keeping it open until 2024. "The government of Ontario sincerely apologizes for raising public concern and has begun a full investigation to determine how this error happened, and will take the appropriate steps to ensure this doesn't happen again.". Ryan said he immediately heard from all the emergency services in Durham Region including fire and police. 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