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CNSC meeting an opportunity for public to learn about Bruce Power’s performance milestones, achievements

Press Release

2023-09-18

Bruce Power will be updating the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission on its licensed activities over the past five years and its plans for the next five during a public meeting in Kincardine on Sept. 20.

The meeting, being held at TownePlace Suites Marriott, 19 Millennium Way, Kincardine, marks the midway point of Bruce Power’s 10-year operating licence, which was renewed by the CNSC in 2018. The public is encouraged to attend or watch online to learn more about Bruce Power’s safe and reliable operations over the past five years, as well as the company’s milestones and achievements.

“Over the past five years, Bruce Power has delivered on its mission to safely provide clean, reliable power and cancer-fighting medical isotopes while strengthening communities and protecting the environment,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO. “We look forward to the opportunity to update the CNSC on our safety record, our plant improvements, environment and sustainability initiatives, and more.”

Bruce Power recently published a report, which it submitted to the CNSC, outlining its operational performance over the past five years and highlighted milestones and accomplishments. These include setting operational run records in multiple reactor units, completing three large-scale emergency response exercises since 2016, the installation of a medical isotope production system, and the completion of the Unit 6 Major Component Replacement Project.

Additionally, Bruce Power highlighted the company’s ongoing commitment to social responsibility, allocating more than $2 million annually to support community, Indigenous, health care, environmental and educational initiatives, while it took a leadership role provincially during the COVID-19 pandemic by donating millions of pieces of personal protective equipment, setting up large-scale vaccination hubs, and working closely with the local medical officer of health.

“Bruce Power also recognizes the strong relationship we have with local and Indigenous communities and acknowledges that our working together remains critical to the company’s success and I would like to recognize everyone for their ongoing support,” said Rencheck. “This is something we do not take for granted and we will continue to maintain to build upon these strong relationships through a commitment to openness and transparency.”

In the past five years, Bruce Power launched an Indigenous Employment Program to collaborate with local communities to provide employment opportunities at all levels of the business, while an Indigenous Supplier Network was established to help local Indigenous communities participate fully in the business development, procurement and economic activities taking place on site.

Additionally, Bruce Power has worked with the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, the Historic Saugeen Métis, and the Métis Nation of Ontario on a variety of community engagement activities related to training, employment, business opportunities, sponsorships and special projects. Bruce Power is proud to have maintained gold certification under the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business’ Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program for more than a decade. The PAR pillars (Employment, Leadership Actions, Community Actions and Business Development) drive the engagement and collaboration with Indigenous communities.

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