- January 3, 2013: Fire safely extinguished at Pickering Unit 1 (source: OPG)
- December 18, 2012: Steam leak at Pickering Unit 7 (source: OPG)
- October 12, 2012: Worker exposed to tritium (source: OPG, PDF)
- July 10, 2012: The CNSC invites you to comment on Discussion Paper DIS-12-04, Regulated Timelines: Proposed Amendments to the Class I Nuclear Facilities Regulations and the Uranium Mines and Mills Regulations
- April 5, 2012: Pickering: Fish Nets Are Back in the Water
- March 20, 2012: Spotlight on Ontario public alerting systems
- April 19, 2011: Update to regulatory action issued to all Class I facilities and uranium mines and mills in Canada
- April 12, 2011: Update to regulatory action issued to all major nuclear facilities in Canada
- March 22, 2011: CNSC request to all Class I nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills in Canada pursuant to subsection 12(2) of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations
- March 19, 2011: Seismic activity near Pickering A and Pickering B Nuclear Generating Stations
- March 17, 2011: CNSC Request to all major nuclear facilities in Canada pursuant to Subsection 12(2) of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations
- March 15, 2011: Release of Demineralized Water at Pickering A
- March 4, 2011: Moderator Water Spill at Pickering Unit 4 has no impact on the environment or public
- June 21, 2010: CNSC issues request for action to CANDU licensees
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) owns and is licensed to operate the Pickering Nuclear Generating Stations.
Nuclear power plants
Pickering A began operating in 1971 and consists of four nuclear power reactors licensed to produce 500 megawatts of electricity each. Of these reactors, units 1 and 4 are operating while units 2 and 3 are in an approved shutdown state.
Pickering B started up in 1982 and is also comprised of four nuclear power reactors licensed to produce 500 megawatts of electricity each. All four reactors at Pickering B are currently operating.
Waste management facility
The Pickering Waste Management Facility is located on the same site as the generating stations and stores spent fuel from the power reactors, along with intermediate- and low-level radioactive wastes.
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has full-time employees who work on site at the Pickering A and B facilities to perform inspections, evaluate operations, and verify compliance with regulatory requirements and licence conditions. Other CNSC employees periodically visit to carry out regulatory activities.
For more information, please see OPG’s Web site at Pickering Nuclear.
Located approximately 45 km east of the Pickering facilities is the Darlington nuclear power plant in Bowmanville, Ontario.
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