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Synergy Challenge 2021

 

NB Power’s Power Reactor Operating Licence granted by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) requires a full-scale emergency exercise to be held every three years.

NB Power’s partner for emergency response to an emergency with off-site implications is the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (NB EMO). PLNGS also maintains a robust and multi-faceted emergency response program. This includes our Emergency and Protective Services department, which features a security service, a fully equipped fire department, an ambulance and an around-the-clock emergency response organization.

Together, NB Power and NB EMO will hold a multi-tier and jurisdiction emergency exercise on October 7 and 8, 2021 called Synergy Challenge 2021.

This exercise will test the preparedness of PLNGS, NB Power, government and non-government organizations and agencies to respond to a simulated nuclear emergency initiated by a cyber event including :

  • testing of interoperability of participating organizations and coordination of response efforts
  • assessing PLNGS on-site and off-site Nuclear Emergency Plans

Synergy Challenge 2021 will demonstrate the overall preparedness for a highly unlikely nuclear emergency. Ensuring NB Power and the Government of New Brunswick, through NB EMO and other departments, are aligned and well-rehearsed in emergency response activities.

 

Questions?

For more information contact Kathleen Duguay, Manager of Community Affairs and Regulatory Protocol at (506) 659-6433 or by email at KDuguay@nbpower.com