Conference Proceedings Paper
Emergency Support Centre Concept for the Enhanced CANDU 6
34th Annual CNS Conference - 2013 June 09-12
Roshanak Moradi Nadimian (Candu Energy Inc.)
Robert Leger (Candu Energy Inc.)
In a two-unit Enhanced CANDU 6® (EC6®) 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]
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