Ontario government apologizes for scaring public with false alert warning of nuclear ‘incident’

Article Link: https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/newsalertopg-says-alert-about-pickering-nuclear-plant-was-sent-in-error

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The Ontario government issued an apology Sunday morning for accidentally sending out an emergency alert that warned residents of an incident at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. “The alert was issued in error to the public during a routine training exercise being conducted by the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre,” Ontario’s solicitor general, Sylvia Jones, said in a statement posted to Twitter.“We are deeply troubled that families were unnecessarily given reason to worry about their safety this morning,” Peter Tabuns said. “We need a full and transparent investigation into how a false alarm was triggered, and how all breakdowns in communication occurred.” He added that there must be confidence in the accuracy of the system to ensure public safety.