An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts today concluded an 11-day mission to review Canada’s Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) framework for nuclear and radiological emergencies. The Emergency Preparedness Review (EPREV) was carried out at the request of the Canadian Government.
The mission focused on preparedness for emergencies stemming from events at nuclear power plants. Canada operates 19 reactors at four sites, generating about 15 percent of its electricity. Canada also develops and exports reactor technology.
Michael Scott, Director of the Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response in the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), led the 11-person review team, which also included experts from Australia, Finland, France, Germany, the Republic of Korea, Romania, South Africa, Sweden and the IAEA.