On Thursday March 16, 2017, McMaster Nuclear Reactor held its annual Type D Emergency Procedure Meeting. Representatives from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Hamilton Police, Hamilton Fire Department, Hamilton Public Health Services, Hamilton Paramedic Service, the City Emergency Management Office and senior administration from McMaster University attended the event to meet with personnel from nuclear Operations and Facilities and Health Physics whom are responsible for the emergency planning and response. The Type D Emergency Procedure is part of the reactor’s Emergency Plan and is activated if, in the highly unlikely event, it is felt that there is risk of significant radiological conditions outside the building. The procedure addresses expectations and how off campus organizations interface with the plan. Like the Boy Scouts our motto is “Be prepared!”.
The University is pleased to have held another successful training event with the Hamilton Emergency response groups and to continue building strong relationships with our community.