Energy & Power
OPG’s nuclear plants are satisfactory, notes CNSC
By Anthony Capkun
August 21, 2014 – The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC) annual safety assessment shows Ontario Power Generation’s nuclear facilities continue to operate safely and to “a high standard of operational excellence”.
“Safety is paramount to our operations and we continue to focus on operational excellence and continuous improvement,” said Glenn Jager, OPG’s chief nuclear operating officer. “This assessment demonstrates the commitment to a culture of safety by the staff and management at our nuclear sites.”
The Darlington station (photo), meantime, was the only one to receive the highest standard of Fully Satisfactory—the fifth year in a row, notes OPG. CNSC’s rating maintains Darlington’s standing as being among the top performing nuclear plants in the world, adds OPG.
The strongest performance gain by a nuclear station in Canada (over 2012 results) was demonstrated by OPG’s Pickering Nuclear, with two areas—radiation and security—upgraded to Fully Satisfactory.
Photo © OPG