Statement in Response to Radiological Hazard Alert in Ontario on January 12, 2020

A radiological hazard alert for Pickering Ontario was issued on January 12th at 7:23 AM ET by the Province of Ontario’s Emergency Operations Centre through the Alert Ready system.

There is no active nuclear situation taking place at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. There is no danger to the public or environment and no further action is required.

As a result, another alert was issued at 9:11 AM ET by the Province of Ontario to indicate the initial alert was issued in error.

It is at the sole discretion of the authorized government issuer, in this case, the Province of Ontario, to determine when an alert is issued, the content of the alert and the geographical area that is to receive the alert.

We are working with the Province of Ontario to determine why this alert was distributed to the public.