Nordion placed an ad in the Kanata Kourier. The purpose of the ad was to advise the local community that we were reviewing our Public Information Program and invite the public to contact us to help ensure that the information we share is timely, useful and relevant to the communities in which we live and work.
Nordion hosted an information session for the local community at The Brookstreet Hotel. The 90-minute session included 30 minutes of networking over refreshments and snacks, a 30-minute information session on Nordion products and services and its Environmental Health and Safety program, and a 30-minute Q&A.
On September 4, 2014, Nordion was informed by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) that the Company has been fined ,760 under the Administrative Monetary Penalty (AMP) program. This fine is for an administrative failure relating to the submission of complete documentation to the CNSC after the completion of export shipments of Nordion products.
Nordion takes all matters pertaining to safety and security seriously. The company acknowledges the error, is investigating and is working to take corrective action in order to avoid a recurrence.
On Friday, February 14th at 10:45 a.m., we began evacuating a facility as a result of a fire alarm. The alarm proved to be false and the evacuation was suspended. As per Ottawa Fire Services practices, a fire truck was dispatched and was briefly on site to validate the false alarm. The ability to safely evacuate the occupants of any building is very important to mitigate the impact of an emergency.
We hold practice evacuation exercises on a regular basis as part of our Emergency Management Program to ensure appropriate preparedness for the unlikely event of an emergency at the Nordion site.