The amber alert warning system sends false alert about Nuclear Power plant…. Again!
The original alert was sent to the whole province of Ontario, Canada. Although it mentioned only those within 10KM of the Pickering Power plant.
So people panicked and turned to local media who had no more information than anyone else who recieved the message.
At that point, people were pretty much in full panic mode.
Fastest and dumbest way to wake people up is to tell them there's an emergency at a nuclear plant, & they're safe "at this time," implying that may change quickly, then give no other info. **Durham Regional Police say they know nothing about it. #pickering #ottnews
— Tom Spears (@TomSpears1) January 12, 2020
Got another alert: "Radiological Hazard Ended". I'm over 200 kms from the nuclear power plant.
— Richard Anderson (@RicksDesk) January 12, 2020
Important update: the alert regarding #Pickering Nuclear was sent in error. There is no danger to the public or environment.
— Ontario Power Gen (@opg) January 12, 2020
The minister responsible and accountable for today's massive failure of a false nuclear alert is Sylvia Jones, Solicitor-General.
And the Minister of Energy is Greg Rickford.
Twitter handles:@SylviaJonesMPP @GregRickford #onpoli #PickeringNuclear pic.twitter.com/bhTwZoXObA
— Mike Gibbs aka: Rumblings 🏳️🌈 (@Mikeggibbs) January 12, 2020
The weather network is informing my radiological hazard has ended? ☠️#pickeringnuclear pic.twitter.com/FZhPKIAMq3
— Conny (@conny_conny1) January 12, 2020
🚨WAKE UP WAKE UP EMERGENCY🚨 NUCLEAR INCIDENT NEARBY it’s fine though really please just chill I mean watch the news like your life depends on it because maybe it does but y’know don’t panic or anything pic.twitter.com/ZuGEa2NS7L
— Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) January 12, 2020
The emergency alert system is losing all credibility. #Ontario #PickeringNuclear
— Kymberlee (@Kymberlee_XD) January 12, 2020
Ontario's history with Nuclear …
1. Enriched uranium to make atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan
2. Sent nuclear waste home workers as a way to dispose of Nuclear waste
3. Sent false alerts about false warning to Ontario residents
— Thomas (@Thomas919191) January 12, 2020
@CP24 please tell me that’s not the photo of the crew that’s responding to the emergency situation at #pickering #nuclearstation #ontario #alert pic.twitter.com/Dv4aRhAMcp
— Happy Shepherd (@Porxster) January 12, 2020
Same with me and I’m between Woodstock & London. It was a province wide alert. I too received alerts stating “Radiological Hazard Ended” well before receiving the original alert of a hazard.
— madmudder (@onemadmudder) January 12, 2020
I had never heard an emergency alert before until this morning and it was “an error”???? You’re telling me I pissed the bed for nothing?!?!? #pickeringnuclear
— scandalous rat (@fairykass) January 12, 2020