Media Advisory: City conducts practice drill for nuclear emergency at Seneca College|
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The City of Toronto and its emergency management partners will conduct a field
exercise to practice the plans and procedures that may need to be deployed
should there ever be a nuclear accident at the Pickering or Darlington Nuclear
Generating Stations. This exercise will take place at Seneca College, Newnham
Campus on Thursday, May 6.
During the exercise, volunteers acting as evacuees from east Toronto and the
City of Pickering will be monitored, decontaminated and offered food and
lodging at Seneca College in its role as a Reception Centre, as designated in
the Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan.
Facilitated by the City's Office of Emergency Management, the drill will
include staff from the City's Community and Neighbourhood Services' Emergency
Planning, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Services, and Public Health's
Emergency Services Unit.
Also participating will be members from:
· Ontario Power Generation
· Red Cross
· Seneca College
· St. John Ambulance
· Toronto Amateur Radio Emergency Services
· Toronto Police Service
· Toronto Transit Commission
Two classes of students from the Toronto District School Board will participate
in the drill. In total, there will be approximately 300 people in attendance.
This drill is part of the Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan and is
being conducted during Emergency Preparedness Week, May 2 to 8, 2004.
Warren Leonard, Manager, Office of Emergency Management,