Bruce Power

Bruce Power

August 20, 2014 09:32 ET

Bruce Power Receives Another Positive Report Card From Nuclear Regulator

TIVERTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 20, 2014) - Bruce Power has once again received positive marks from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) in its annual report card looking at 2013, which focuses on all aspects of the company's operations.

The regulator's report card gives Bruce Power's Conventional Health and Safety program, which achieved 15 million hours without a Lost Time Injury last year and Security functions the highest available marks of 'Fully Satisfactory,' while 11 other aspects of the company were deemed 'Satisfactory' for the third year in a row.

The CNSC has compared these marks to grades of A+ and A respectively in previous media reports.

"While we are pleased with this report card, good will never be good enough in our business which focuses on continuous improvement. World-class nuclear operators like Bruce Power are constantly looking for ways they can be better in all areas of their business," said Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO. "We continue to focus on improving our operation, while safely and reliably producing clean, low-cost electricity for the province."

Bruce Power also continues to focus on sharing information with the public about its operations, using new, innovative communications tools as part of its commitment to openness. Yesterday, the company released new videos on its website focusing on emergency preparedness and 'myth busting' on radiation.

Last week, Bruce Power launched a new version of its innovative App for the iPhone, which is also available for the iPad. The company remains committed to using a wide range of tools to engage with the public on its operations to maintain public confidence.

In January, President & CEO Duncan Hawthorne held a telephone town hall across region, where 11,000 people participated to discuss the performance of Bruce Power in 2013. Hawthorne appears before the CNSC on Wednesday, Aug. 20, to discuss Bruce Power's 2013 report card. The CNSC hearing will be webcast for any interested member of the public to watch online at www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world's largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 25 per cent of Ontario's electricity. The company's site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among TransCanada, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers' Union and Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power's employees are also owners in the business.

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