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  • September 21, 2016

    ISR Chips In!

    On September 16th, ISR sponsored the 26th Annual NCR Military Police Fund for Blind Children Charity Golf Tournament. This was ISR’s sixth year sponsoring this event and with the help of the tournament’s participants, ISR extended their support even further. This year ISR is proud to announce it raised over an additional $1100 for this worthwhile cause. ISR gave out fabulous prizes to all golfers who participated in the “Chip In” game. Thank you to everyone who participated and donated to this wonderful charity.
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  • August 26, 2016

    ISR works with City of Burlington Ontario

    ISR is currently working with the City of Burlington to develop a Command Post Exercise (CPX) for the City's Emergency Management Team (EMT). ISR has developed an exercise to train and challenge the Burlington team using our innovative ExCon.ca exercise website. Participants will receive information through ExCon.ca in the form of situation updates and media information from simulated social and traditional media.
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  • August 26, 2016

    Exercise Valahia 2016

    Through the generous funding of Norway Grants, Exercise Valahia 2016 is a full scale nuclear emergency response exercise centred around the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant in Romania and features the participation of the site itself, the local Cernavoda Town Hall and Constanta County, and all national levels of government with a role in nuclear emergency response.
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  • August 25, 2016

    PLNGS Planning Basis Update

    ISR is pleased to announce that it will be working closely with the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) in New Brunswick on updating the radiation technical planning basis document. This document presents the results of various postulated accident scenarios to help with the planning and preparedness in the unlikely event of a nuclear emergency.
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Featured Projects

2016
Mar

Exercise Vulcan Full-scale Emergency Response Exercise

Exercise Vulcan Full-scale Emergency Response Exercise

International Safety Research (ISR) coordinated the planning, development, design and delivery of Exercise Vulcan, a two day full-scale exercise (FSX) and training session conducted in March, 2016 at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC), Maple Ridge Campus. Led by Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS) and Transport Canada (TC), this training and exercise program was developed in response to a recommendation made by the TC Emergency Response Task Force (ERTF) following the catastrophic derailment that occurred in Lac-Mégantic, QC in July 2013. Exercise Vulcan was designed to identify the current capability in responding to Class 3 flammable liquids derailments as well as to inform the development of a national standard for awareness-level training to respond to such incidents. The training’s aim was to raise the level of awareness of volunteer firefighters of the complexities and dangers in responding to train derailments involving flammable liquids, primarily crude oil.

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2015
Nov

Intrepid 2015 Full Scale Nuclear Emergency Response Exercise

Intrepid 2015 Full Scale Nuclear Emergency Response Exercise

Held in November 2015, Exercise Intrepid 2015 was a two day exercise which involved a simulated incident at the Point Lepreau Generating Station. This exercise is a result of NB Power's commitment to safety through the validation of all plans and procedures. The exercise was designed to challenge 30 organizations and with more than 1500 players involved, this marked the largest full scale nuclear exercise the province had ever seen. For more than one year, ISR, coordinated the planning, development, and design of the exercise. The Exercise Design Team was dedicated to the development of a realistic and challenging scenario that would ensure organizations at every level of response would achieve their exercise objectives and successfully test their respective emergency response plan.

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Jul

Survey of Radon Gas Levels in DND Buildings

Survey of Radon Gas Levels in DND Buildings

As a part of this project, International Safety Research (ISR) was retained by the Director General of Nuclear Safety to provide project scoping, management, control, administrative support, and technical services for the development and execution of a nation-wide radon survey. The purpose of the Radon Survey is to take measurements of radon concentrations and determine the required remediation in all DND/CF owned buildings and private residences in Canada.

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Jun

Early Triage for Radiological and Nuclear Events

Early Triage for Radiological and Nuclear Events

ISR led the R&D project, Early Triage for Radiological and Nuclear Events (ETRNE), that was based on the concept that in any radiological/nuclear (RN) event involving the release of radioactive material, it is vitally important to determine whether or not casualties have been internally contaminated. This project, funded by the Centre for Security Science (CSS), developed a protocol, through modeling, scientific testing and experimentation, that allows responders and receivers to use their existing hand-held radiation detectors to rapidly screen casualties of an RN event for internal contamination. Detector specific protocols were developed based on screening criteria calculated from Monte Carlo N Particle (MCNP) transport code simulations and laboratory experiment that considered the biokinetics of internal contamination.

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Apr

CAPEX 2015 Exercise “Northern Lights”

CAPEX 2015 Exercise “Northern Lights”

Beginning in January 2014, International Safety Research (ISR) started working with Defence Research and Development Canada's Centre for Security Sciences (DRDC CSS) and partners to develop CAPEX 2015 Exercise “Northern Lights”. This exercise is a capability exercise (CAPEX) that occurs every two years and involves national level response teams comprised of law enforcement and military specialists from Canada, the US, the UK and Australia. CAPEX allowed these teams to practice their response to complex scenarios involving chemical, biological, radiological and explosive threats (CBRNE). Northern Lights took place at the end of April 2015 at the RCMP's Technical Protective Operations Facility near Ottawa. ISR coordinated the design of the multi-day exercise, facilitated its execution and prepared the scientific after action review report for the international community.

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Apr

Re-zoning of Radiological Zones at a Nuclear Power Plant

Re-zoning of Radiological Zones at a Nuclear Power Plant

Following the permanent shutdown of a nuclear power plant, ISR was contracted to develop the process to re-zone portions of the plant site to reduce the radiation protection requirements, operational costs, and the number of control zones. ISR created plans to identify the re-zoning locations and characterized each location based on its radiological risk. Detailed re-zoning plans were then prepared and an in-field radiation survey protocol was developed that was compliant with regulatory requirements and international best practices, such as the Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM).

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