Durham Regional Police were at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station investigating a suspicious package on Friday afternoon.
Police said they responded to reports of a suspicious package in the nuclear plant’s Montgomery parking lot located outside the visitors’ centre.
“Station staff have been asked to remain in their offices. There is no risk to the public,” Ontario Power Generation said in a statement to CP24.
Members of the explosives disposal unit were at the scene.
Police said a robot was called in to assist and possibly detonate the package.
At around 2:15 p.m., police said the item was rendered safe and that their units left the scene.
No criminality was involved in the incident, police said.
Police have not identified the item.
Members of our Explosives Disposal Unit are in the area of Montgomery Park Rd in Pickering for a suspicious package call. There are no public safety concerns at this time. The item is in a parking lot and we are investigating. Update to follow. pic.twitter.com/kSgGppbB0T— Durham Regional Police (@DRPS) October 2, 2020