Public safety has been a goal and success story for the Canadian nuclear industry. Canadian reactors are built and operated safely. While the chance of a major nuclear emergency is highly unlikely, it makes sense to know what to do if it becomes necessary.
For your information and safety, a ‘Red Page’ has been developed by Emergency Management Ontario, the City of Toronto, Durham Region, the City of Pickering, the Town of Clarington and Ontario Power Generation. It provides instructions on what to do in the event of an emergency at Pickering Nuclear.
The main message to remember is: Go. Listen. Follow.
- Go inside and turn on your radio or television
- Listen to media reports for instructions from the Province on what to do
- Follow the directions provided by the Province
The Red Page is part of a public awareness program for residents and businesses located in the eastern parts of Toronto, within 10 km of Pickering Nuclear, near the Pickering border. The Red Page includes telephone numbers and internet links for more information. Please print this Red Page(English version)| (French version)(PDF) and keep it with your telephone directory, so that you can find it easily.
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The Red Page is also available from the City of Toronto in Chinese, Farsi, Punjabi, Tamil and Urdu. Please call 311 for translation.
The City of Toronto, Province of Ontario and OPG work together to continually improve emergency plans. Staff from police, fire, emergency medical services, public health, transit and volunteer organizations routinely train together to deal with nuclear and other emergencies.
Please call the City of Toronto, Office of Emergency Management at 416-392-4554 if you have any questions.
For more information, go to www.emergencymanagementontario.ca.