Incident At Pickering Nuclear Generating Station Spurs Emergency Alert

TORONTO — An emergency alert issued by the Ontario government says an incident has been reported at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.

The alert says there has been no abnormal release of radioactivity from the station.

It also says that emergency staff are responding to the situation.

People living near the plant do not need to take protective actions but are asked to stay tuned to the media for further information.

Pickering is Ontario’s oldest nuclear station and is scheduled to close in 2024.

It was originally scheduled to close this year but the government decided to keep it open, citing the good jobs there.

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