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Point Lepreau Generating Station to conduct security exercise

2013-06-12


Fredericton, N.B. - The Point Lepreau Generating Station will be participating in a one-day security exercise on Thursday, June 13, 2013.


The exercise will involve the Point Lepreau Nuclear Response Force team and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. The exercise will test security contingency procedures as required by the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, and confirm Station readiness for security emergencies.


Residents may see emergency response vehicles in the community and hear radio communications simulating a security event at the Station.


"By conducting large exercises such as this one, we are able to verify that all components of the security emergency response strategy are effective," said Tony Munn, Security Manager at the Point Lepreau Generating Station. "Exercises also give responders a chance to practice their role and to identify any challenges with the plan so we can improve and be as prepared as possible as a Station."



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