Emergency Support Centre Concept for the Enhanced CANDU 6
34th Annual CNS Conference - 2013 June 09-12

Presented at:
34th Annual CNS Conference
2013 June 09-12
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
Advanced Reactors and Fuels

Roshanak Moradi Nadimian (Candu Energy Inc.)
Robert Leger (Candu Energy Inc.)


In a two-unit Enhanced CANDU 6® (EC6®[1]) design, the overall management of an emergency is by the plant emergency support staff using the Emergency Support Centre (ESC). The ESC is a shared facility between both units and is separate from the plant control rooms. ESC is used to provide support for managing overall emergency response, coordinating radiological and environmental assessments, determining recommended public protective actions, and coordinating emergency response activities with federal, provincial, and municipal agencies. Such a facility provides provisions to protect its occupants from hazards resulting from accident conditions, and applicable natural external hazards.[i] 

[1] EC6 ® (Enhanced CANDU 6®) is a registered trademark of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), used under license by Candu Energy Inc. Some of the information contained in this document is the property of AECL and is used under the exclusive license by Candu Energy Inc.

[i] © 2013 Candu Energy Inc.  All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction is prohibited.

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