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Update: Alert sent in error, says Ontario Power Generation

An alert issued regarding an alleged incident at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station Sunday (Jan. 12) morning was reportedly sent in error, according to Ontario Power Generation (OPG).

“The alert regarding Pickering Nuclear was sent in error. There is no danger to the public or environment,” reads a social media post from OPG shared just after 8 a.m. Sunday.

The tweet was referring to an alert shared shortly before 7:30 a.m. that morning, notifying the public of an alleged “incident” at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.

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According to the provincial alert issued there was “no abnormal release of radioactivity” despite an “incident” allegedly occuring.

Just before the update from OPG, Durham MP Erin O’Toole used social media to reassure the public that there was no threat to safety.

“A statement is coming shortly on the Emergency Alert in Ontario. There is no cause for alarm,” reads a social media post from Durham MP Erin O’Toole.

Durham Regional Police say they are working with Durham Emergency Management and OPG to clarify the situation and will provide an update when possible. 

Watch thebrockvoice.com for more information as it becomes available.

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